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Nimal Pathirana feted for providing gems to the British Royal family

Dec 23, 2010 4:26:26 AM - itnnews.lk

The Gem and Jewellery Authority has felicitated Nimal Pathirana who provided the gems for the Britain’s Royal Family.

Chairman of the National Gem and Jewellery Authority Anil Koswatte said that due to the gift made by Nimal Pathirana, the demand for the Sri Lankan gems has increased in the world while all countries are focusing on Sri Lanka. He said that when the rings are exchanged at the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, it will be a memorable event for Sri Lanka.

Gem Merchant Nimal Pathirana said that the price of gems has increased incredibly after this gem went to the royal family. He said that he is overjoyed about being able to gift the gem to the royal family.