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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Korean Classes at Public Library

hurry up and message us on the COLOMBO PUBLIC LIBRARY, KOREA CORNER facebook page…  (Click here)
please do send in your information including your contract details.
Thank you…



Source – Korea Corner


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


[Preview Arts Exhibition of the 2017 Gongju International Art Festival]

[Preview Arts Exhibition of the 2017 Gongju International Art Festival]

The 14th Gongju International Arts Festival is held in September 2017 at the Limlip Art Museum, located in Gongju-si. The theme of this year`s Art Festival is ‘Focus on Asia’ and the well known Sri Lankan Artist Mr. D. Raja Segar will participate in the exhibition as a representative of Sri Lankan Artists. All of Mr.Segar`s Arts that are to be exhibited in Korea will be exhibited at the Korean Embassy in Sri Lanka on 23 September(Saturday) from 9am to 6pm, as a Preview Arts Exhibition. We are pleased to cordially invite everyone to come and enjoy this event!


[2017 공주국제미술제 사전 전시회 개최]

제14회 공주국제미술제가 9월 공주시 임립박물관에서 개최되었습니다. ‘Focus on Asia’라는 주제로 개최 된 이번 미술제에서 Raja Segar씨가 스리랑카를 대표하는 화가로 전시에 참여합니다. 공주국제미술제에 전시 될 작품들이 9.23(토) 주스리랑카 대한민국 대사관에서 오전 9시부터 오후 6시까지 사전 전시회를 통해 선보일 예정이니 많은 분들의 참석 부탁드립니다.


Source – Korean Embassy



The Korean government has decided to conduct the ‘2018 Korean Government Scholarship Program for undergraduate Students’ for the further promotion of international exchange in education and mutual friendship between Korea and Sri Lanka.

The detailed information is enclosed together with application forms at the Embassy web-site(http://lka.mofa.go.kr/english/…/lka/mission/notice/index.jsp).
All students, who want to apply for the Program, are required to submit all necessary documents and application forms to the Korean Embassy by 20 October 2017.

Once again, thank you for your interest and support.

*URL: http://lka.mofa.go.kr/english/…/lka/mission/notice/index.jsp
*For further inquiries, you may contact the Embassy via email goooobin@gmail.com.

1. Qualifications: Prospective applicants must meet all of the following conditions.

(1) CITIZENSHIP: An applicant and his or her parents must be citizens of one the countries listed on the above chart in #2 of this guideline.
● Attention! Neither the applicant nor the parents should hold the Korean citizenship.
● Exception(Only for those holding Japanese Citizenship): Individuals whose parents hold a ‘Special Permanent Residency Permit’ within Japan while holding Korean Citizenship may be deemed eligible to apply.

(2) AGE: An applicant must be under age 25 as of March 1, 2018 (Should be born after March, 1, 1993).

(3) HEALTH: An applicant must be in good health, both physically and mentally.
● Those with disabilities, but in good mental and physical health, are eligible to apply.
● Those with severe illness are NOT ELIGIBLE to apply.
(4) LEVEL OF EDUCATION: An applicant must have graduated or be expected to graduate from a high school as of March 1, 2018
● Those who have already achieved a Bachelor’s degree or a higher degree are NOT ELIGIBLE to apply.
● Those who have graduated or are expected to graduate from a high school in Korea are NOT ELIGIBLE to apply.
(5) GRADES: An applicant must either have the cumulative grade point average (C.G.P.A.) of 80% (out of 100%), or be ranked within the top 20% throughout the entire high school period.
● C.G.P.A. should be 2.64/4.0, 2.80/4.3, 2.91/4.5, 3.23/5.0 or higher [see Appendix 3]
● If an applicant’s high school has an evaluation system different from the above scales, see 7-(2)-⑨. (6) An applicant should never have been awarded with any scholarship programs from Korea for an undergraduate degree program.
(7) An applicant must have no limitations in travelling abroad
(8) Applicants who have proficiency in the Korean or English language will be given preference.
(9) Descendants of the Korean War veterans will be given preference.
(10) Engineering and Science majors will be given preference.
(11) Applicants from low income families or underprivileged backgrounds will be given preference.
(12) Applicants who are confirmed to be ‘third generation’ overseas Koreans will be given preference.
(13) An applicant is restricted to apply either for the Embassy Track or for the Regional University Track.
● Applicants who apply for both tracks will be automatically disqualified and their applications will be eliminated.
2. Scholarship Benefits

1. Scholarship Period: March 1, 2018 ~ February 28, 2023 (1-year Language + 4-year Degree Program)
(2) Scholarship Benefits
① Airplane Ticket or Airfare: The scholarship covers an economy class flight with the shortest route between a scholar’s country and Korea. A one-way ticket to Korea will be offered to each scholar at the beginning of the scholarship program; another one-way ticket from Korea will be offered for those who complete their studies under the scholarship program.
② Monthly Stipend: 800,000 KRW per month
③ Tuition: The tuition fee up to 5 million KRW is covered by NIIED. In case the tuition is higher than 5 million KRW, the exceeding amount is covered by the host university. The university entrance fee is covered by the host university.
④ Settlement Allowance: 200,000 KRW upon arrival
⑤ Scholarship Completion Grants: 100,000 KRW upon completion of studies
⑥ Korean Language Training: The full cost for the 1 year is covered by NIIED and the language institution.
⑦ Medical Insurance: Scholars are covered by health insurance for major accidents and illnesses during their scholarship period.
⑧ Korean Proficiency Grants: Scholars with level 5 or 6 on TOPIK will receive 100,000 KRW won per month during the degree program.

(3) Notes
① NIIED does not cover the expenses for the domestic travel both in a scholar’s home country and in Korea.
② Airfare for entry into Korea will not be provided to a grantee that has been staying in Korea as of the date of announcement of successful candidates
③ NIIED does not cover the expenses for traveler’s insurance.
④ The medical fee is to be reimbursed through the insurance company to a scholar after he or she pays first. However, the expense for dental care or chronic disease will not be covered.
⑤ In case a scholar withdraws from the scholarship program within the first 3 months after entering Korea, he or she must return all the scholarship benefits offered, which includes the entry airfare, settlement allowance, monthly stipend, tuition, language training fees, Korean proficiency grants, and medical insurance.
⑥ The return flight ticket and the Scholarship Completion Grants will not be offered for those who withdraw from the scholarship program.
⑦ If a student temporarily leaves Korea during the language program, the allowance will not be given during the period student was absent in Korea. The allowance will not be given if a student’s leave of absence period exceeds 30days during the degree program. (1) CITIZENSHIP: An applicant and his or her parents must be citizens of one the countries listed on the above chart in #2 of this guideline.
● Attention! Neither the applicant nor the parents should hold the Korean citizenship.
● Exception(Only for those holding Japanese Citizenship): Individuals whose parents hold a ‘Special Permanent Residency Permit’ within Japan while holding Korean Citizenship may be deemed eligible to apply.

3. Required Documents

(1) Required Documents: 1 set of the original documents below, and 3 sets of the photocopies of the original
① Completed Application Form (Form 1)
② NIIED Pledge (Form 2)
③ Personal Statement (Form 3)
④ Study Plan (Form 4)
⑤ Two Recommendation Letters (Form 5) Must be from two separate recommenders.The letters must be written by someone who can give in-depth assessment on the applicant’s abilities, including a high school teacher, principal, or academic advisor.
⑥ Completed Self Medical Assessment (Form 6)
⑦ Graduation Certificate of High School: Those who are expected to graduate may submit a provisional graduation certificate of high school.
⑧ High School Grade Transcript (including a description of the school’s grading system)
⑨ Certificates of Citizenship of the Applicant and Parents (Examples: a birth certificate, a government-issued certificate indicating the parent-child relationship, a family register, or parents’ passport copies)
⑩ Awards (Optional)
⑪ Applicants with certified scores on their proficiency in Korean or in English may be given preference. Some examples include the following:
● Proficiency in Korea: TOPIK (Test of Proficiency in Korean)
● Proficiency in English: TOEFL, TOEIC, or IELTS Academic (TOEFL ITPs are not,acceptable)
⑫ Certificate of Health (Form 7, onlyforcandidateswhosuccessfullypassthe2nd roundofselection): The certificate of health must be completed and signed by a doctor.
⑬ Copy of the Applicant’s Passport (only for candidates who successfully pass the 2ndroundofselection)
⑭ Overseas Korean Proof Documents and supporting documents indicating the generation status (applicable to Overseas Koreans Only)

① The total 4 set of application documents (1 set of the original & 3 sets of the photocopies) should be placed in separate envelopes. The original set must be marked as “Original” on its envelope. Recommendation letters should be sealed by the recommenders and submitted with the seals unbroken.
② Original documents should be submitted. However, if copies are submitted, copies must be authenticated by the issuing institution, confirming that they are the same with the originals.
③ The applicant’s name on the application form MUST be identical to the applicant’s passport name.
④ If there is any inconsistency in the applicant’s name or birth date on submitted documents, further evidential document must be submitted as verification.
⑤ Any applicant, who submits a provisional graduation certificate at the time of applying, must submit his or her official graduation certificate of high school upon arrival in Korea, no later than March 1, 2017.
⑥ The application documents must be arranged in the same order as written on the “Checklist” in the FORM 1. Each document may be stapled. However, DO NOT staple the entire application documents altogether, or put each document in a separate folder.
⑦ Application form and all other materials should be filled out either in Korean or in English. Any document issued in languages other than Korean or English MUST include official notarized translations.
⑧ All documents submitted must be A4 sized. If the document is smaller, attach it to A4 sized paper; if bigger, fold it to make it A4 sized.
⑨ The high school grade transcript must contain a description of the school’s grading system. In case the transcript does not have information on the applicant’s rank or percentile score, an applicant must submit an additional official certificate issued by the high school, confirming that the applicant’s academic achievement meets the requirement written on 5-(5) above.
⑩ All documents must be numbered and labeled on the top right corner. (Example. ⑦ Graduation Certificate of High School)
⑪ Mailing address should be stated in full including the postal-code.
⑫ Submitted documents will not be returned to the applicant. The applicants are advised to make their own copies of all application documents.

Source – Korean Embassy

Korean Theater Competition 2017

Here is a guide to Team Competition(Theater Competition). 

Application period is until Sep.22 4pm. 

Be a hero of Korean fairy tale and make an unforgettable memory with your team!

Application form download :


source – Korea Festival in Sri Lanka