Korean Language School to Open in Sri Lanka

A Korean language school will open in Sri Lanka, the charity Global Love Sharing said Thursday. The group recently signed an agreement with the Sri Lankan government to open the school near Colombo.

So far, the state-funded Korea International Cooperation Agency and other agencies have sent volunteers to Sri Lankan universities and job training centers to teach the language, but this is the first school to open there.

Kim Hae-sung of Global Love Sharing said,  the opening of the school is the result of ties with Sri Lanka that go back some 20 years through helping Sri Lankan workers in Korea and offering free medical services in Sri Lanka. Kim said the Sri Lankan government donated the land.

englishnews@chosun.com / Oct. 09, 2009 10:03 KST