Nearly 35,000 to take Korean  language test

By Maheesha Mudugamuwa

Over 5,000 youth out of nearly 35,000 sitting the Korean language proficiency test, which would be hold on October 13 and 14, would be able to work in South Korea, the Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (SLBFE) said.

According to the SLBFE, heavy security would be deployed in and around examination centres to avoid malpractices, over which the Korean government has expressed concern.

The test, conducted by the Examinations Department, along with the Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment and Human Resources Development Service of Korea, will be held at 10 centres in Colombo, where only 3,500 can qualify for employment in factories and the rest would qualify for the fisheries sector.

The year 2011 recorded the highest number of applicants with nearly 50,930 qualifying for the Proficiency test.

The test is being held for the tenth time. Ananda College, Nalanda College, Asoka College, Thurstan College, Mahanama College, St. Paul’s Girls School, Milagiriya, Colombo Hindu Boy’s College, Isipathana College, D.S. Senanayake College and President’s College, Maharagama, are the 10 exam centres.

Candidates are requested to bring their original national identity card, driving licence and passport for verification of identity by face.

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