Category Archives: Sri Lanka Gemstones

Presentation of Gold Awards by NGJA

Presentation of “Gold Awards” to members of the staff completing 20 Years of exemplary service by Gen.  Rohan De S. Daluwatte, Chairman & C.E.O. of National Gem & Jewellery Authority on 13th December 2011 at the National Gem & Jewellery Authority Conference Room Award Recipients 1)     Mr. R.M. Mahinda Bandara 2)    Mr. K.D.N.S. Karunarathna 3)    […]

Some of the Blue Sapphire crystals found in Kataragama gem deposits

An extract from the e.mail sent to ‘NGJA’ by Mr. Vincent Pardieu Supervisor, Field Gemology – GIA Laboratory, Bangkok is shown below. “Here is a selection of photographs taken during the GIA (Gemological Institute of America) expedition that took place in Sri Lanka between Feb 28th and March 09th 2012 with the support of the […]

Boost to the gem and jewellery industry

Prasad Galhena, Chairman & C.E.O of National Gem and Jewellery Authority (NGJA)  hails the directive issued by His Excellency the President, Mahinda Rajapakse, to Sri Lanka Customs aiming at further liberalizing the clearance of gems at the Bandaranayake International Airport. According to this newly introduced scheme; inbound passengers would be allowed to clear rough or […]

NGJA National Gem and Jewellery Authority 2010 Awards

1). Best Exporter of Gems – 2010 * Gold Award – Ellawala Exporters (Pvt) Ltd * Silver Award – Priyantha Gems * Bronze Award – Mushan International 2). Best Exporter of Gem Studded Jewellery – 2010 * Gold Award – Wellawatta Nithyakalyani Jewellery * Silver Award – AMS International (Pvt) Ltd * Bronze Award – […]

Turkish Buyers mesmerized by the splendor of Sri Lankan Sapphires

General Rohan Daluwatta Chairman/ CEO of National Gem and Jewellery Authority stated that the NGJA with the assistance of Turkish Consulate in Sri Lanka organized the ‘Sri Lanka Pavilion’ at the 33rd edition of the Istanbul Jewellery Show held from 13 – 16 October 2011 for the first time. According to the organizers record number […]