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Exam with tightest security ever

By Gagani Weerakoon
The two-day Korean Language proficiency test, which started yesterday, will be recorded in the country’s history as the exam held under the protection of most number of police personnel, said Sri Lanka Foreign Employment Bureau chairman Kingsley Ranawaka.
“The exam which continues today is being provided with the security of some 700 police personnel in 13 examination centres Approximately 14,000 candidates sat the exam on Saturday and altogether there are 29, 583 candidates,” he added.
Ranawaka also said that these tight security measures were taken following information received by him of attempts to organised malpractices during the exam.
“I got to know that a group of fraudsters have sold mobile SIM cards for around Rs 25,000 each to a large number of candidates planning to sit the Korean Language proficiency test with the promise of delivering answers through SMS.
About 15 police officers are posted at the entrance of each examination centre to thoroughly scrutinise candidates.
In addition, another one or two police personnel are on duty at each class room where exam is being held,” he added.
The chairman also said several candidates were caught yesterday while attempting to take mobile phones into the exam hall through various methods.
“Some have carved the phone into the sole of their shoes while some others have pasted the phone to their back, because generally when the police do the body check your back is hardly touched,” Ranawaka added.
Of the 29,583 candidates who sit the exam, only 5,000 will be selected for employment in Korea.