Sri Lanka aims to strengthen local businesses, improve spending power

Sri Lanka aims to strengthen local businesses, improve spending power

Colombo, June 23 (newsin.asia) – Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has assured of rapid development in the next 18 months as the government aims to strengthen local entrepreneurs, local media reported Saturday. Speaking at the launch of  ‘Enterprise Sri Lanka’, Wickremesinghe said the country would look at expanding economic opportunities by strengthening local businesses […]

Sri Lankan Police hunt for leopard killers

Sri Lankan Police hunt for leopard killers

Colombo, June 23 (newsin.asia) – The Sri Lankan Police on Saturday said it had launched an investigation into the killing of a rare leopard by a group of villagers in Killinochchi, in northern Sri Lanka, earlier this week, and would soon arrest the perpetrators. Police Spokesperson, SP Ruwan Gunasekara told newsin.asia the Killinochchi Magistrate’s Court had […]

Lankan President Sirisena graces Yoga Day event in Colombo

Lankan President Sirisena graces Yoga Day event in Colombo

Hundreds of people participated in the International Yoga Day event here on Saturday with Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena as the Chief Guest.  People from all walks of life performed various Yoga asanas under the direction of the Sri Lankan yoga exponent Vyasa. The two- hour long program concluded with a unique synthesis of Kathak dance from India and Kandyan dance of Sri Lanka to signify the deep cultural bond between the two neighbors. 

10,000 people perform Yoga at the Bangabandhu Stadium in Dhaka, Bangladesh

10,000 people perform Yoga at the Bangabandhu Stadium in Dhaka, Bangladesh

A record 10,000 enthusiasts joined and practiced yoga on the International Yoga Day at Bangabandhu National Stadium in Dhaka. Earlier the record turnout was around 5,000 last year. Mumpy Dey, teacher of Indian Culture at Indira Gandhi Cultural Centre or IGCC, conducted the Common Yoga Protocol. Demonstration of yoga asanas were also performed by yoga students of the IGCC and other yoga institutes in Dhaka.

In Pakistan, Yoga Rises Above Its Indian Origins

In Pakistan, Yoga Rises Above Its Indian Origins

Yoga is immensely popular in all cities of Pakistan; a yoga teacher named Shamshad Haider claims to run 50 yoga clubs in Punjab, and International Yoga Day has been celebrated in Pakistan for three years in a row. Yoga is practiced all the way from Chitral in the north to Karachi in the south. There’s a whole crop of younger teachers now equipped with training from India, Thailand and Bali, as well as from yoga schools in North America and Britain. Teachers at swank studios in Karachi attract students through Facebook pages and affiliations with the International Yoga Alliance.

“Minister of Crab” offers authentic local cuisine in Sri Lanka

“Minister of Crab” offers authentic local cuisine in Sri Lanka

by Zhu Ruiqing, Jamila Najmuddin Colombo, June 22 (Xinhua) — For those who hear its name for the first time, “Ministry of Crab” sounds like a government department. Located in the 400-year-old Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct in Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo, the “ministry” is actually one of the most renowned restaurants in the island country. […]

Bollywood blockbuster “Three idiots” is set for a sequel

Bollywood blockbuster “Three idiots” is set for a sequel

One of the highest grossing Bollywood films of all time, Rajkumar Hirani’s 3 Idiots is all set for a sequel. Released in 2009, the film has a cult following of its own and an entire generation of youngsters growing up with it. 3 Idiots remains one of most popular films even in its many TV re-runs. The director is currently working on the script of the sequel of Aamir Khan, R Madhavan and Sharman Joshi-starrer. Hirani was asked a question while promoting his upcoming film Sanju.

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