President Maithripala Sirisena graced the International Day of Yoga held at the Independence Square in Colombo on June 17. He joined thousands of yoga enthusiasts and encouraged yoga institutions in Sri Lanka to continue their good work.
A number of Sri Lankan Ministers and officials, apart from public at large, including professionals, doctors, academicians and cultural personalities, cutting across all religions and ethnicities participated. Messages from Prime Minister of India NarendraModi and External Affairs Minister SushmaSwaraj were telecast.
The event was organized by the Indian Cultural Centre in collaboration with eminent yoga institutions of Sri Lanka such as Astanka Yoga Mandir, Institute of Human Excellence, Sethsada Yoga Institute, Dhamma Yoga Academy, Hatha Yoga Centre, Art of Living, Brahma Kumaris Raja Yoga Centre, AumKriyababaji Yoga Aranyam, My Yoga Lounge, Sudasuna Yoga Yathanya, ShakthiAnanda Yoga School and Saddharshi Yoga.