By Vimukthi Fernando | Sunday Observer

By Vimukthi Fernando

Backhoes and other confiscated equipment at the NGJA regional office, Ratnapura
Gem mining has been an industry which had had the patronage of ancient kings of Sri Lanka. Records of gem mining and trading in the country go back to about 600 B.C. Ratnapura, known as the centre of the industry in the country has been depending on gem mining for centuries. Whether authorized or illegal, it has been the livelihood of many in the Ratnapura district. Now,...
2018-04-14 18:30:00
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