4th International Day of Yoga to be celebrated in Colombo on 23 June

High Commission of India




 4th International Day of Yoga to be celebrated in Colombo on 23 June

United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution in 2014, piloted by India declaring June 21 each year as the “International Day of Yoga”. The resolution was supported by more than 170 countries, with Sri Lanka being one of the first co-sponsors of the Resolution. Yoga, like Ayurveda, forms a part of shared heritage of India and Sri Lanka. Since 2015 International Day of Yoga has been celebrated throughout the island with participation of  thousands of  yoga enthusiasts. 

A number of curtain raiser events are being organised throughout the island for the 4th International Day of Yoga. Yoga instructors have done an island wide campaign “Yoga for Youth...Yoga for All” with participation of major Universities and institutions and conducted Yoga lectures, workshops and demonstrations.

A mega public event would be held to celebrate 4th International Day of Yoga, on Saturday, 23 June from 6 am to 8 am at the Independence Square park. Ministry of Culture, Govt. Of Sri Lanka, Tata Motors and eminent Yoga institutes of Sri Lanka such as Astanka Yoga Mandir, Sethsada Yoga Nikethanaya, Hatha Yoga Centre, Aum Kriya Babaji Yoga Aranyam, National Youth Services Council Sri Lanka, Institute of Human Excellence, Brahma Kumari Raja Yoga Centre, The Art of Living, AAYUSH, My Yoga Lounge, Sakthi Anand Yoga School (Batticaloa) are partnering for this activity. 

All are cordially invited to participate and practice yoga, pranayama and meditation to rejuvenate our body, mind and soul. Participation in the event is free for all members of the public. For registration please send an e mail to and further details please contact the Indian Cultural Centre on telephone no: 2684698.