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 –



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(…/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.

*For further inquiries, you may contact the Embassy via email

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

[Mini Korean Culture Festival 2017- July]

The annual mini Korean culture festival was held this year also at Public Library premises. Many Sri Lankans visited the event and experienced a Korean culture.

The mini Korean festival was consisted of a Korean food stall, a traditional Korean cloth stall, traditional Korean game stall, a nail art stall, a paining stall and a origami store.

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[Korean Embassy held the Korean Cultural Festival 2017]

Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between Korea and Sri Lanka this year, the Embassy of the Republic of Korea, the National Unification Advisory Council South West Asia Chapter, the Korean Residents Association of Lanka, and the Korean Businessmen’s Association in Sri Lanka successfully held the Korean Cultural Festival 2017 at the Bishop’s College Auditorium on 1 July. The festival was organized in partnership with the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Wayamba Development and Culture Affairs of Sri Lanka, and the Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation. The generous supports were made by a number of corporate sponsors such as Carnival World, Hyundai Engineering and Construction, Keangnam Enterprises, Kolon Global, Korean Air, LG Abans, Samsung, SM Line Corporation, and S&S Lanka Gloves.

On this occasion, H.E. Mr. Chang Won-sam, Korean Ambassador presented a welcome speech and Hon. Palitha Thewarapperuma, Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs, Wayamba Development and Cultural Affairs, as Chief Guest graced the festival, with the participation of about 1,000 guests from all walks of life, including governmental officials, media, citizens, students and Korean expatriates. 
The Korean Cultural Festival consisted of two main events: (1) the Quiz-on Korea and (2) the K-Pop World Festival. About 70 participants in the Quiz-on Korea competed on their knowledge about Korean culture, history, language and lifestyle. At the K-Pop World Festival, a total of 18 teams comprising talented Sri Lankan vocalists and/or dancers showed their K-pop spirits on stage, and 3 special performances were also presented by the last year’s winner and two Korean student teams.
The Embassy would like to extend its deepest gratitude to all the related staff including KOICA volunteers and Korean students in Sri Lanka for their strong support in making this festival a success. 
Meanwhile, the Korea Week organized by the Korean Embassy will start on the 40th anniversary day (14 November) and go until 19 November. During the Korea Week, the various events will take place to celebrate the 40th anniversary of diplomatic ties between Korea and Sri Lanka: cultural performances of Nanta* (BMICH, 14-15 November), the Korean Film Festival 2017 (NFC Theatre, 17-20 November), the Korean Cultural Experience Event (TBC, 18 November), the Korean Language Speech Contest (TBC, 18 November), an issuance of commemorative stamps (14 November), a television documentary screening on the diplomatic ties (Rupavahini TV, 18 November), and the Korean Ambassador’s and Kukkiwon Cup Taekwondo Championship (TBC, 19 November). In addition, celebrating the 40th anniversary of diplomatic ties, the Korea Navy Cruise Training Task Group is scheduled to visit Colombo Port (26-29 October).
* NANTA, derived from the traditional Korean instrumental performance “Samulnori”, is a musical performance gaining popularity worldwide.

​[2017 한국문화축제 개최]

올해 한-스 수교 40주년을 맞이하여 주스리랑카 대사관, 민주평통 서남아협의회, 한인회 및 한경회가 공동으로 주최한 ‘2017 한국문화축제’가 7.1(토) Bishop’s College 대강당에서 성황리에 열렸습니다. 동 축제는 스리랑카 문화부 및 루파바히니 방송사와의 협력 하에 준비되었으며, 다수의 기업(카니발 월드, 현대건설, 경남기업, 코오롱 글로벌, 대한항공, LG Abans, 삼성, SM상선, S&S Lanka Gloves 등)에서 후원을 해주셨습니다.
동 축제에는 정부기관, 언론, 시민, 학생, 우리 교민 등 약 1,000여명이 넘는 관객이 참석한 가운데, 장원삼 주스리랑카 대사가 환영사를 하고, Hon. Palitha Thewarapperuma 문화부 부장관이 축사를 하였습니다. 
한국문화축제는 ‘퀴즈 온 코리아’와 ‘K-Pop 월드페스티벌’ 2개의 주요 행사로 나뉘어 진행되었습니다. ‘퀴즈 온 코리아’에서 약 70여명의 참가자가 한국 문화, 역사, 언어, 생활 등에 관한 지식을 겨루었고, ‘K-Pop 월드페스티벌’에는 보컬과 퍼포먼스 부문에서 재능 있는 총 18개의 팀이 참여하여 K-Pop 실력을 뽐냈습니다. 또한, 작년 우승팀 및 한인 학생들로 구성된 2팀이 특별한 무대를 선보였습니다.
이번 행사를 성공적으로 개최하기 위해 적극적으로 도와주신 코이카 봉사단원, 재스리랑카 한인 학생 등 모든 자원봉사자 여러분들께도 진심으로 감사의 뜻을 전합니다.


한편, 당관은 수교기념일(11.14)을 시작으로 11.14-20간 ‘Korea Week’을 개최하여, 수교 40주년을 기념하는 다양한 행사를 선보일 예정입니다. 
※ 난타 문화 공연(BMICH, 11.14-15), 한국영화제(NFC 영화관, 11.17-20), 한국문화체험 및 한국어말하기대회(장소 미정, 11.18), 기념우표 발행(11.14), 한-스 양국관계 관련 다큐멘터리 방영(루파바히니 TV, 11.18), 대사배/국기원컵 태권도 대회(장소 미정, 11.19) 및 수교 40주년을 기념한 우리 해군 순항훈련전단의 콜롬보항 방문(10.26-29) 등이 예정되어 있음. 

Source  – Korean Embassy