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Rathnapura District

Rathnapura  is the capital city of Sabaragamuwa Province, Some say the modern name is derived from the Sinhala "ratna" meaning gems and "pura" meaning city. Ratnapura is also spelled as Rathnapura. Located some 101 km south east of capital Colombo.

It is the centre of a long-established industry of precious stone mining including rubies, sapphires, and other gems. Apart from gem mining, the city is known for Tea and Rubber cultivations. Large plantations of tea and rubber surround the city. Tea grown in this region is called low-country tea. There is a well-established touri ...

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Rathnapura  is the capital city of Sabaragamuwa Province, Some say the modern name is derived from the Sinhala "ratna" meaning gems and "pura" meaning city. Ratnapura is also spelled as Rathnapura. Located some 101 km south east of capital Colombo.

It is the centre of a long-established industry of precious stone mining including rubies, sapphires, and other gems. Apart from gem mining, the city is known for Tea and Rubber cultivations. Large plantations of tea and rubber surround the city. Tea grown in this region is called low-country tea. There is a well-established tourism industry in Ratnapura. Adam's Peak.Maha Saman Devalaya,Sinharaja Forest Reserve, Bopath Fall ,Udawalawe National Park,,and  are especially popular among tourists.

The people of the town depends on the gem trade. Gem pits common site in the surrounding area. Most of the large-scale gem businessmen of Sri Lanka operate from Ratnapura. There are considerable numbers of foreign gem traders in the city too. Among the foreign traders, Thai (Thailand) traders are in the majority. Every day, large number of traders from suburbs and other towns gather in the town centre to sell or buy gemstones. Large-scale merchants collect gemstones from locals and sell them in the international market. Some traders go out of the city to buy gems.


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