Ratnapura is a major city In the island located in the Sabaragamuwa Province. The city is the heart of the gem and jewellery industry in the country and takes its place among the top Sri Lanka points of interest to take in. Indeed, the name ‘Ratnapura’ also means ‘the city of gems’.
As you travel in this beautiful city you will get the chance to visit a number of gem museums and learn more about the gem and jewellery industry. This flourishing industry has played a major role in the economy of Sri Lanka since time immemorial. It is the seventh largest export contributor in the country.
The Amba Gaha Yata Gem Market, Dhanaja Gem Museum, Ratnapura National Museum, and Sudath’s Gem Mines Ltd. are places that should not be missed when travelling in Ratnapura.