Archive for May 10, 2008

Village for solders at Galgoda

Their are 17 numbers of families living in this village and it is situated at Balangoda
 Pradesiya sabha division. The above Pradeshiya Shaba division distributed some
crown lands for some selected disabled solders.
 Tue total number of elected solders for the village is 24 nos. some hawses are completed
and other are under construction. This village is now calls ‘upload Ranaviru village’
 The main problem for this village is lock of water. Currently due to lock of water the
construction work of some house are stopped.
 The electricity supply for the village is yet to be done. The aceen road for the village
is now under construction. This village is situated on a beautiful mountaintop.

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Gem Industry in Sri Lanka

There is a wide variety of gems in Sri Lanka. Out of those the
followers gems one considered as major varieties.
Blue Saphire
Red Saphire
Yellow Saphire
Cat’s eye
Blue Saphire
It is a very dark blue glossy gem. It is found easily in Ratnapura
area. Some of them are very high in value. Gem merchants buy them at
 various prices depending on the size.
Red Saphire
It is a very colorful bright gem. Hatton and Bagawanthalawa are
famous places for them. There fore land value in this area has gone
up in price. Local merchants as well as foreign buyers travel to this
area to buy gems.

Yellow Saphire
This variety of gems is mostly found in Balangoda, Aluthnuwara,
Diyawinna and Okkamptiya areas. Specially in Aluthnuware area mining
land value is very high as most of the gems found in them are yellow

Cat’s eye
 This variety is different from the other gems. There is a shiners
line moving from side to side. This is a very high priced gem and
it is found in the Ratnapura area.


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