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85,000 apply for Korean Language Test

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The Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (SLBFE) said that 85,072 youths have applied for the Korean language test to be held this year to select Sri Lankans for jobs in the manufacturing and fishing sectors in South Korea.

The SLBFE said that this is the highest number of people who have applied for the language test so far.

The number of applicants who appeared for the Korean language proficiency test last year was about 31,378, and in comparison a large number of applicants have applied for the exam this year.

The SLBFE has already commenced the issuance of admission papers and more than 13,000 youths have already obtained admissions.

The Korean Language Proficiency Test for jobs in the manufacturing sector is scheduled to commence on March 13, and the test for jobs in the fishing sector is scheduled to commence on September 1.

These exams are scheduled to be held at the Korean Examination Center, Pannipitiya.

More information on the Korean language test and issuance of admissions can be obtained from the bureau’s official website www.slbfe.lk.

(Lankadeepa)

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GCE O/L results out within 10 days

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Examination Commissioner General Amith Jayasundara said yesterday (23) the results of the GCE Ordinary Level Exam 2023 (2024) will be released within the next 10 days.

He stated that efforts will be made to release the exam results within this week and if it is not possible, the results will be definitely released within ten days.

(dailynews.lk)

(This story, originally published by dailynews.lk has not been edited by SLM staff)

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Non-academic staff of schools to take TU action

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The non-academic staff of government schools have announced a decision to engage in a Trade Union action by reporting sick today (June 24) and tomorrow (25).

According to the Education Non-Academic Employees’ Union, the TU action is being carried out in the North Central, and North Western provinces and Kandy District today (24) .

General Secretary of the association Ajith K. Thilakarathne stated that the trade union action is being carried out based on several demands including a national policy for non-academic staff in the education sector.

Meanwhile, the National Organizer of the Principal Service Union – Sisira Rajapakse has announced that a nationwide strike has been planned for June 26.

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New State Minister sworn in

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MP Sathasivam Viyalendiran was sworn in as the State Minister of Trade and Environment before President Ranil Wickremesinghe at the Presidential Secretariat a short while ago, the President’s Media Division (PMD) said.

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