The idea of ââa collaboration between Sri Lankan singing sensation Yohani and K-pop groups is under consideration.
K-pop music is huge in Korea and is also popular in Sri Lanka thanks to bands like BTS.
Korean Ambassador to Sri Lanka Santhush Woonjin JEONG met singer and Samsung Brand Ambassador for Sri Lanka Yohani De Silva at the Korean Embassy.
Congratulating Yohani on his success as a musical artist, Ambassador Santhush said, âYour musical journey so far has been amazing and it is certainly a great achievement for Sri Lanka. âManike Mage Hitheâ is a global trend and has almost reached 200 million views on YouTube. I am very impressed with your voice and your song. Music can unite people and countries around the world. Your song is an example for music being a universal language. The Korean Embassy is keen to advance cultural cooperation between Korea and Sri Lanka. While it is indeed a great pleasure that many Sri Lankans are interested in Korean culture such as K-pop music and K-dramas, my mission is to promote Sri Lankan culture, including music and dramas in Korea as well.
Yohani said that she is a huge fan of K-pop groups such as Blackpink and that their music, dance and outlook inspires her greatly. As Samsung’s Ambassador to Sri Lanka, she is keen to explore opportunities in Korea and said that she looks forward to cultural collaborations with Korea in the future.
Ambassador Santhush added, âYohani, as your name suggests, you are a gigantic force that can strengthen our cultural ties. Nowadays, many people not only in Sri Lanka but in many countries of the world have become familiar with the lyrics of âManike Mage Hitheâ thanks to you. There is endless potential for our two countries to promote cultural ties. “
Ambassador Santhush Woonjin JEONG also wore the âLive Togetherâ campaign masks with Yohani De Silva, for a commemorative photograph. (Colombo Diary)
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