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History has it a Rain of Gems fell upon Sri Lanka in ancient times, and no city was more blessed than that of Rathnapura - The Gem Capital of Sri Lanka. Rathnapura and Gems are synonymous terms throughout the world for Gem Mongers. With the Ceylon Blue Sapphire as the flagship stone, Rathnapura has been unearthing gems since time immemorial. Located along the Colombo- Badulla main road in Sabaragamuwa Province of Sri Lanka, Rathnapura is a commericalised town driven by the Gem Money. The city is spawned with Gem merchants of different sizes as they all vie to rope in the harvest of the miners. In trade where the middle men make the most by converting uncut raw stones in to expensive precious stones, the city is better remembered for the high profile Gem Merchants who display there wealth openly as a means of attraction.
A city Blessed with the care of God Sumana Saman, Rathnapura is considered to be among the luckiest cities in the island. Not only for its wealth with Gems but for the natural resources it possess in the form of tea and rubber cultivations.
Surrounded by makes lakes , rivers the city is also famous for flooding which is another reason to leave its land fertile owing to the silt left after the flooding. A City primarily banking on the wealth of the Primary Sector, Rathnapura is a town where all communities unite in search of that Precious stone hidden below the earth