Posted on 07.31.2021 by Chandana Sirimalwatte in Top News List with 0 Comments
(TopNews) The 510 KG gem-cluster found recently in a private mine Rathnapura, believed to be the world’s biggest ‘sapphire’ category gem, planning to auction in China’s international gem auction in November.
State minister Lohan Rathwatthe said this sale would boost the country’s economy as ten per cent of the sale goes to government taxes.
As the government struggles with dried foreign currency, this sale could significantly relieve the economy, the minister said.
Meanwhile, there is a mixed reaction from the public to the wealth of the gem. Some people in the gem mining business in the area pointed out this gem is an ordinary stone, with only a couple of hundred thousand puppies.