Gem and Jewellery Authority initiates new move over mining and foreign nationals

Gem and Jewellery Authority initiates new move over mining and foreign nationals

Gem and Jewellery Authority initiates new move over mining and foreign nationals

Written by Staff Writer

28 Aug, 2016 | 8:27 am

The National Gem and Jewellery Authority says that mining of gems by foreign nationals have been completely banned. The Chairman of the Authority, Asanga Welagedara said that steps were taken following the orders of the president.

He further said that a programme would be implemented to look into the fraudulent trading of gems, which is currently being practiced by a number of foreign companies.

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