The Gem and Jewellery industry will muster USD 5 billion export revenue by 2025. Director of the Sri Lanka Gem and Jewellery Association, Thilak Nanayakkara said that the need for a Gem Tower in Colombo – similar to the one that is being constructed in Ratnapura, efficient courier services to benefit the traders and buyers, as well as developing an online licensing method. Speaking at the first Key Person’s Forum for the industry hosted by the SLGJA he highlighted avenues in which the industry has made progress over the past years, while bringing to attention the areas that need development.
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