Korean Ambassador Santhush Woonjin Jeong officially handed over 18,000 KF-94 face masks to Rosy Senanayake the Mayor of Colombo. The masks were donated by the Seoul Metropolitan government. The donationceremony was held at the Colombo Municipal Council.
The Seoul Metropolitan government donated 18,000 KF-94 masks to its sister-city Colombo Municipal Council to contain and control COVID-19. The government of the Republic of Korea deployed these face masks as a gesture of diplomatic goodwill to deter the spread of COVID-19 in Sri Lanka.
At the event Senanayake stated that Seoul and Colombo are sister-cities which share good bilateral relations. She thanked the Ambassador Santhush Woonjin Jeong for the generous gesture of goodwill amidst COVID-19.
Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Sri Lanka Santhush Woonjin Jeong stated that he would like to make every effort to strengthen the relations between the two countries as well as to consolidate the ties between the two cities Seoul and Colombo.
He commended the frontline taskforce against COVID-19 for their dedication and hard work to combat COVID-19. “Since my arrival last July, I have observed the tireless efforts taken by the front liners who have been dedicated to the fight against COVID-19 for the Sri Lankan people including Korean residents. I have no doubt that Korea and Sri Lanka will persevere because together we will overcome every hardship. The Republic of Korea will always stand with Sri Lanka in the battle against the pandemic.” he said.
The government of the Republic of Korea also donated COVID-19 Diagnostic Kits amounting to the sum of USD 300,000 to the government of Sri Lanka in December. Moreover, The Korean Embassy in Sri Lanka donated face masks last October to the Sri Lanka Army and Police in gratitude for their efforts to combat Covid 19.