The Division conducts Surveys on Gems in Sri Lanka and gem science research by location, identification and other related areas.

Key Research Areas
  • Exploration and Assessment of Gem Deposits in Sri Lanka
  • Exploration and Assessment of Gold Occurrences in Sri Lanka
  • Impacts of gem mining on environment
  • Eco friendly gem mining techniques
  • Development of geographic information system (GIS) for gem industry

Services provided by the division
  • Publishing Gemmological maps covering Sri Lanka
  • Gem potential reports for government, government plantation and private lands
  • Consultancy service for suitable eco-friendly mining methods for different geomorphological settings
  • Give aware about economically viable of gold occurrences
  • Maintaining a stakeholder based resource center on Gem and Jewellery Industry.
  • Feasibility study reports on gem mining
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