COLOMBO :The Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Sri Lanka handed over a fully-fledged Korean Language Learning Centre to the Kolambagama Sri Miyugunarama Ancient Temple at Wariyapola,on Tuesday On November 21.
The Embassy granted Rs 8 Million for the renovation of the Language Learning Centre including the provision of equipment and furniture.
The Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Sri Lanka has continued to extend its support for the development of the rural economy in Sri Lanka by opening up many employment opportunities for Sri Lankan rural youth. In North Western Province, there are a significant number of youths currently unemployed and expecting to be employed in skilled and semi-skilled jobs in Korea. The inaccessibility of language learning facilities within a commutable distance has been a major challenge for them. Therefore, the establishment of this Korean Language Learning Centre is expected to benefit many youths in the Kurunegala District. The Korean Ambassador, Her Excellency Miyon LEE handed over the establishment to the chief incumbent of the temple, the most venerable Gallahapitiye Premarathana Thero.
During the Ceremony, the most venerable Gallahapitiye Premarathana Thero, the chief incumbent of the Miyugunarama Temple appreciated the initiatives of the Korean Government in developing the lives of rural youth in Sri Lanka. Youth Unemployment stands out as a huge obstacle for Sri Lanka in continuing development amid the economic crisis in the country. The Language Learning Centre would be a platform for strengthening the relationship between the Republic of Korea and Sri Lanka.
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