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2018 Korean Speech Contest

The 11th Korean Speech Contest organized by KOICA in Sri Lanka, was held on October 13, 2018 at the Colombo Public Library Auditorium. Additional Director General, Ministry of National Policies and Economic Affairs, N.R.Anees, Country Director of KOICA Sri Lanka, Lee Dong Ku and other dignitaries participated in the event. This year, there were around 12 candidates from all parts of the island.

The 12 contestants who passed the preliminary test showed their proficiency in Korean speaking on several themes. In addition, Korean Culture Expo and K-Culture Videos display made the festival an unforgettable event.

As social, economic and cultural exchanges between Korea and Sri Lanka is expanding, Sri Lankan interest in Korea is growing. KOICA has been organising this event for more than 10 years to promote Sri Lankan people’s awareness of Korean Language and culture; thereby accelerating cultural exchange between the two countries.

“More Sri Lankan young people who learn the Korean language and understand Korean culture can devote themselves to enhance the close relationship between the two countries by sharing Korean development experience”, KOICA Country Director, Lee said.

The contest is being held annually as part of KOICA volunteers program designed to strengthen Sri Lanka’s human resources development and exchange mutual culture between the two countries. Currently, there are more than 50 KOICA volunteers serving at Colleges, Universities and Colleges of Technology throughout the island.