tourist and wild life

World Wide Sri Lanka Travels

Gems in Sri Lanka



Gems in Sri Lanka

Ancient Cities

ancient Cities

Wildlife in Sri Lanka

gems in Sri Lanka

Natural Beauty

Kandy City

Water Sports

Kandy City

Gems in Sri Lanka

Sri lanka is known as the pearl of the Indian Ocean. The island is famous for Gems worldwide. The gem mining history of Sri Lanka is well over 2500 year old. It has its unique traditional methods which preserved the identity of the country throughout the years making it one of the oldest cooperative work systems in the country.

According to geological history, gemstones were discovered in this charming island not prior to 500 B.C. During this period the Buddhists who traveled to Sri Lanka from Northern India found some precious gems while taking their bath in the streams and rivers of this island. The erosion of the rocks resulted to elongated placer deposits laden with precious gemstones in the beds of the flowing streams in the valleys which were located in the lower altitudes. During the course of their travels they traded these stones in the different markets of Asia and Europe. In this manner the gemstones reached new destinations in different parts of the globe.

Among them are Record of the Buddhist Countries (around A.D. 412) by the Chinese Buddhist monk Fa-hsien and The Historic Tragedy of the Island of Ceylon (A.D. 1685) by Portuguese Army Captain Joao Ribeiro.


Best Destinations

Kandy City

Kandy

Kandy City

Anuradapura

Polonnaruwa

Polonnaruwa

Trincomalee

Trincomalee

Passport Office

Department of Immigration

Passport Office

Katunayaka International Airport

Review http://www.odysseys-in-lanka.com on alexa.com

Launched on June 2019

Flag Counter

Website launched by N.K.Travels,Sri Lanka,Aniyakanda, Kandana, Sri Lanka and host by Sri Lanka Telcom - Sri Lanka
"