|Exam with tightest security
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
“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
“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
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
Of the 29,583 candidates who sit the exam, only
5,000 will be selected for employment in Korea.