Korean Actress Lee Young-ae made a contribution to the value of 56,000,000 Korean Won (approximately USD 50,000) to support flood relief efforts in Sri Lanka.
The Chairman of the Korea Foundation for Persons with Disabilities Lee Seong-gyu handed over Actress Lee Young-ae’s contribution to the Charge d' Affaires (a.i.) of Sri Lanka in the Republic of Korea Sasanga Nikapitiya on Monday 5th June at the Sri Lanka Embassy in Seoul.
Actress Lee Young-ae indicated in a message that she was ‘deeply saddened to receive the news that the Sri Lankan people had lost their lives and houses due to the severe flooding’. ‘As the scale of the damage became increasingly extensive,’ she wanted ‘to help with the recovery efforts’ in whichever way she could. She also wished those affected people and their families an early recovery.
Actress Lee Young-ae is well known and much loved by the Sri Lankan people following her role as "Changumi" in the famous Korean historical drama ; "Dae Jang Geum" ("Sujatha Diyani").