International Day of Yoga celebrated in Sri Lanka

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President Maithripala Sirisena and thousands of yoga enthusiasts celebrated International Day of Yoga at Independence Square in Colombo today.

Taranjit Singh Sandhu, the High Commissioner of India, welcomed President at the event. The President later practiced a number of yoga asanas. The event was attended by a number of Sri Lankan Ministers and officials, apart from the public at large, including professionals, doctors, academicians and cultural personalities, cutting across all religions and ethnicities.

The Yoga celebrations commenced with a video message from the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi.

Pictures by Lalith Perera/Indian High Commission

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