Category Archives: Sri Lanka Gem News

Highlights of the Jewels 2009 Exhibition Sri lanka

Jewels 2009 the annual exhibition organized by the Gemologists Association of Sri Lanka (GASL) was held on the 12th and 13th of December 2009. The  venue of the exhibition was the BMICH Committee Lounge. The GASL is said to be the only professional organization in the gem trade. The aim of the exhibition is to […]

Issueing Dealers and Lapidary Licence For 2010

The National Gem and Jewellery Authority (NGJA), Sri Lanka is calling for applications to issue dealers and lapidary licenses for 2010. The following should be taken into consideration when applying for Dealers and lapidary licences for 2010: 1) Licenses will be issued according to the value of the maximum stock expected to be maintained during […]

NGJA To Organize Sri Lanka Pavilion At Jaipur Jewellery Show

With the assistance of the Sri Lanka High Commission, New Delhi, India, the National Gem and Jewellery Authority Sri Lanka is to  organize the “Sri Lanka Pavilion” at the Jaipur Jewellery Show which is to be held at the Rajmahal Palace Hotel, Jaipur from the  19th to 22nd of December 2009. The NGJA is looking for […]

Nemlanka Jewellers Receives Award

Prof GL Peiris handing over the award. The 5th annual business awards of the Sri Lanka- Malaysia Business Council was held on the 11th August 2009 at the Hilton Colombo. Top dignitaries present during the award ceremony include Prof. G. L. Peiris, Minister of Export Development & International Trade,Mr Rosli Ismail, the Malaysian High Commissioner in […]

Large Gemstone Order From Russia

The  National Gem and Jewellery Authority (NGJA), Sri Lanka has received a large order of about 700 blue sapphire and rubies from Russia. The Chief Deputy Director of the Russian Finance Ministry, Mr Andre N. Katepow had inquired about the purchase of the gemstones from the National Gem and Jewellery Authority. Since the onset of […]

Singapore International Jewellery Show 2009- Opening Ceremony

The fifth Singapore International Jewellery Show was ceremonially opened yesterday July 30th. The partner country for the Singapore International Jewellery Show is Sri Lanka. The opening ceremony was also attended by delegates from Sri Lanka. Click to enlarge (above)Minister of Enterprise Development of Sri Lanka, Honorable Mano Wijeyeratne with the senior Minister of State for […]

Sri Lanka’s Gemstone Mining Industry Affected By The Recession

Most of the gemstone miners of  Sri Lanka are forced to pull out of their mining jobs. According to a recent report by the Sunday Times of Sri Lanka the miners cited numerous reasons for pulling out of the industry, top on the list was the endless bureaucratic red tape and the global economic downturn. […]

Opportunities for Sri Lankan Gems in Russia- National Gem and Jewellery Authority (NGJA)

Photo above -Exhibitors at the Yuvelir Vesna Show, courtsey NGJA. The National Gem and Jewellery Authority Sri Lanka (NGJA), in a recent press release has noted the opportunities for Sri Lankan gems in Russia. The press release was issued after the return of a  delegation to Russia, comprising of  an official of the NGJA and […]

Gem and Jewellery Institute Of Sri Lanka Adds Gem Identification To Its Growing List Of Courses

The Gem and Jewellery Institute Of Sri Lanka(GJI)  a leading training institute and a non-profit organization is introducing a gem identification course. This course will also include practical sessions on identification of gemstones, which will be very useful to gem merchants, designers and retailers. In Sri Lanka there is a lack of high quality programs […]

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