Lee Young-ae(Changumi) scholarship fund for Sri Lankan A/L Students

Ms. Lee Young Ae who acted as the main character of the popular Tele drama “Sujatha Diyani” telecast by Sri Lanka Rupawahini Corporation as a gift from the republic of Korea, has expressed her willingness to provide a special scholarship fund for girl students from low income families and following advanced level technology subject stream in rural schools in Sri Lanka. It was initially agreed for the establishment of this scholarship when there was a discussion at the ministry of education on 12.08.2013 between Hon. Minister of Education Mr. Bandula Gunawardana and ambassador of the Republic of Korea HE. Choi Jongmoon. One hundred thousand American dollars (Rs.12.5 million) will be offered to the proposed scholarship fund and the formal establishment of it is scheduled on 31st August at the ministry of education. In parallel to the Mahindodaya Scholarship fund which has been started for the students following technology subject at the advanced level on the instructions of HE. The President Mahinda Rajapaksa, it is expected to offer these scholarships to girl students following technology subject at the advanced level by “Sujatha Diyani Foundation”.

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Special Event- KPOP World festival 2018 (preliminary round)

Please send us the video of cheering for the 2018 K-pop World Festival and the participants who will perform on the stage, within 30 seconds. Don’t forget to send it until next Monday through the Facebook message or (koreanfestival2018@gmail.com) E – mail. A small gift will be given to those who are selected.

The video must have a mov extension. Resolution should be 1280*720 or 1920*8080. It is recommended that you film with an iPhone, because iPhone meets the above conditions. If you don’t have the equipment, please contact the embassy , and visit to take the video.

The selected video will be uploaded on Facebook and will be shown on the day of the K-pop Festival.

Tag Your Friends, Join Together! A nice present will be waiting for you!!


Source- Korean Embassy

[The Korean Cultural Festival 2018 to be held on 14 July]

The Embassy of the Republic of Korea will host the Preliminary Round in Sri Lanka for the 2018 Changwon K-Pop World Festival! It will be held at 4 P.M. on 14 July 2018, at the Bishop’s College Auditorium. Ministry of Higher Education & Cultural Affairs and Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation are co-organizing a programs, and in co-operation with Korean Residents Association of Lanka, National Unification Advisory Council Southwest Asia Chapter, Korean Businessmen’s Association in Sri Lanka.

Responding to the love for Korean culture, and K- POP, we have hosted preliminary rounds for over the past 4 years in Sri Lanka.

The K-Pop World Festival is a K-pop performance competition. We have invited talented Sri Lankan vocalists and/or dancers to show their K-pop spirit on stage. Winning team(s) might get an opportunity to go to Korea for the final round and compete internationally this October this year, following a screening process.

Anyone and everyone is absolutely welcome to come and watch the show. We are pleased to cordially invite everyone to come and enjoy the festival. The fee is free, and entrance will be on a ‘First come, first served’ basis. We are looking forward to seeing you there.




Source – Korean Embassy SL

K-POP World Festival 2018

K-Pop World Festival is here again!!

2018 National Preliminary Round for K-Pop World Festival

To get a chance to compete by performing at the Korean Cultural Festival 2018, which will be held on 14 July 2018 at the Bishop’s College Auditorium, please submit the Application Form with your Audition Video link by Friday, 27 April 2018 to koreanfestival2018@gmail.com.

Please read the following instructions carefully :

The Festival is hosted by the Korean Embassy in Colombo and it serves as the National Preliminary Round for the K-Pop World Festival 2018. A selected number of online audition participants will be invited to compete by performing in front of judges and general audiences.

1. Eligibility :
To participate as a performer (individual or team), you must be of Sri-Lankan origin, living in Sri Lanka and over 15 years of age.

2. Online Audition Video :
Prepare and upload your performance video (ideally between 5-6 minutes) on YouTube and let us know the link through the Application Form. Alternatively, post your CD, USB or Flash disk with the Application Form to the Embassy at 98 Dharmapala Mawatha, Colombo 7. The Online Audition is for screening purposes only, and if you wish, you may prepare and perform a different item at the Festival should you be selected, with the approval of the Embassy.

3. Application Deadline :
Midnight (24:00) Friday, 27 April 2018.

4. Result Announcement :
The Online Audition result will be personally informed to you by Wednesday, 23 May 2018.

* For further inquiries, you may contact the Embassy on phone 011-2699-036~8 or email koreanfestival2018@gmail.com
* Follow K-POP World Festival’s official website for video clips of the former performances:

We look forward to meeting many of Sri Lanka’s K-Pop talents soon !

[Q & A]

Some have asked similar questions for the last festival – we hope you find the following answers useful.

1. If you feel compelled to, you may send in both your Vocal and Vocal with Dance category videos (i.e. 2 different videos). However, only one ‘item’ will make it to the live stage competition. In other words, no participant will have a double performance.

2. You can participate as solo, with no ‘team members’.

3. As for the ‘Vocal with Dance’ category, you are required to sing as well as dance. Of course, you can include some moves (but not main) with Vocal only category.

4. With the choice of songs, any version is fine including TV drama OSTs – as long as they are considered ‘K-pop’.

5. The Online Audition Video has to be a non-edited ‘live performance’.

6. All documents submitted will NOT be returned to the applicants.

Please, refer to website for Application form.

Once again, thank you for your interest and support.


Source – Korean Embassy in Sri Lanka

Program line up [November – 2017]

Program line up for the month of November – 2017

04, Nov Korean Drama Competition + Photo exhibition
14/15, Nov Musical Performance by Nanta
17-20, Nov Korean Film festival
18, Nov Korea Festival
25, Nov Taekwondo championship


Korean Drama Competition + Photo exhibition

Venue – New Arts Theater (University of Colombo)
Time – 1 P.M. – 6 P.M.


14th and 15th
Musical Performance by Nanta

Venue –  BMICH (Main Hall)

Date Time
14th Nov 7.30 P.M.
15th Nov 6.30 P.M.

Duration – 90 minutes

*entrance free

What to Expect

A show blending acrobatics, martial arts, music and culinary skills – that’s got to be a unique combination! The talented troupe of Korean performers cook up a storm in the on-stage kitchen giving the audience a taste of Korean culinary lunacy, sliced and diced to percussive perfection. This captivating 90 minute performance is the longest running show in Korean history, displaying the comedic culinary attempts of four cooks under pressure. Nanta combines the rhythms from Korean folk songs with modern music, creating a non-verbal performance that’s accessible to an international audience. Spectators are even encouraged on stage – you could be the bride or groom at a traditional wedding ceremony, or compete in a dumpling-piling competition! (Source – klook.com)



17th to 20th
Korean Film festival

Venue – National Film Cooperation

Date Time  (P.M.) Movie Age restrictions
17th Nov 5.30 My Brilliant Life 12 and above
18th Nov 2.00 The Thieves 15 and above
5.30 The Suspect 15 and above
19th Nov 2.00 The King of Jokgu 15 and above
5.30 Very Ordinary Couple 18 and above
20th Nov 5.30 My Paparotti 15 and above


*Entrance free

*First come first serve basis


Korea Festival

(Korean Speech Contest + Cultural festival + Fusion performance)

-Korean Speech Contest

Venue – University of Colombo
Time – 8.30 A.M. – 12.30 P.M.

*special performance (Winner of Korean Drama Competition)

-Cultural festival

Venue – University of Colombo
Time – 10 A.M. – 4 P.M.

What to expect – Korean Food, Korean Games, Korean Handicraft (origami) and other cultural items

-Fusion performance

Venue – University of Colombo
Time – 4 P.M. – 6 P.M.

What to expect – Fusion Samulnori (traditional percussion quartet), teakwon Dance, ensemble, Korean-Sri Lankan Fusion Hair Show


Broadcast of “Mango friends” documentary

TV Station – SLRC
Time – TBC

What to expect – screening of a TV documentary on bilateral ties titled “Friendship of four Decades” (“Amba yaluwo”).

The Korean Ambassador’s and Kukkiwon Cup Taekwondo championship 

Venue – Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium
Time – 3.30 onwards