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New website for AKOFE

19 June, 2022

A new website was launched by the Association of KOICA Fellows in Sri Lanka (AKOFE) last week. The new web site is The launch took place at the KOICA head office, Colombo.

Myungjin Kim, Country Director of Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), launched the website. Soyoung Heu, Senior Manager KOICA, Roshan Serasinghe, President of AKOFE and Dharmananda Wijesinghe, Secretary of AKOFE, Samantha, Editor of AKOFE, along with the senior officials of KOICA and the Executive Committee Members of AKOFE were present.

With the new website they will be able to share the information of all activities conducted by AKOFE with its members and outside parties very fast. Also the details of future activities and the news items will also be available in the website while this will enable the association to gain 24 hour global presence and can interact with KOICA associations present in over 40 countries.

The membership of AKOFE mainly consists of senior public and corporate sector officials who have undergone training in their respective fields in South Korea through scholarships granted by the Korean Government. This organisation was formed 15 years ago with the main objectives of effectively utilising the knowledge and skills gained in Korea for nation building efforts of Sri Lanka, promoting friendly relations between two countries and serve the less privileged by dispersing the KOICA annual aids effectively.

The membership now stands close to 1000. The AKOFE Executive Committee together with KOICA organises various charity projects, spread throughout the country. Some of the recent projects undertaken by AKOFE were, providing school books, musical equipment and necessary furniture to the Bandagiriya Maha Vidyalaya and medical equipment to the Bandagiriya Hospital at Hambantota.

Korea’s International Corporate Agency (KOICA) was founded on April 1991 as a Government agency. Its prime objective is to maximise the effectiveness of Korea’s grant aid program for developing countries.