Sunday, April 30, 2017


Sri Lanka’s gem industry has a long and colorful history.  Sri Lanka which was formerly known as Ceylon was called Rathna Deepa which means Gem Island in native Sinhala language. Marco Polo the famous ancient Italian merchant traveler who lived from.1254 to 1324 wrote that island had the best gems of Sri Lanka. Sapphires, topazes, amethysts, and other gems of the world was found here.

Sri Lanka geologically speaking is an old country which has a recorded history of over 2500 years. In Sri Lanka, gems form in sedimentary residual gem deposits. The residual deposits are mainly found in flood plains of rivers and streams.

Some of the rarest precious stones in the world are found in abundance in the reach earth under our feet and the hills above us. Among the several world famous gems of Sri Lanka is the blue sapphire Weighing 466 carats. The largest known sapphire in the world weighing in at 19kg was also discovered here. Other famous gems include the Blue giant of the Orient, Weighing nearly 500 carats and the bluebell of Asia, which weighs in at 400 carats

Blue Sapphires
The blue sapphires from Sri Lanka are known as Ceylon Sapphire. Ceylon Sapphires are said to be unique in color, clarity and luster compared to blue sapphires from other countries. Throughout history Sri Lanka was known as a land of gems. King Solomon of the old ages was said to have procured a great ruby for the Queen Sheba, from Ceylon. The Blue Sapphire is the king of Gems. 400 carat Blue Sapphire called “Blue Belle” which adorns the British Crown, is from Sri Lanka. The beautiful star sapphire   misnamed the “Star of India” is displayed at the New York’s museum of Natural History.
Besides rubies and sapphires, Sri Lanka also bears cat’s eyes, alexandrite, aquamarines, tourmalines, topaz, garnets, amethysts and variety of other stones.

Sri Lanka was known as the pearl of the Indian Ocean lives up to its nickname as a hotbed for a variety of gems. Sri Lanka is home to 40 varieties of Gems out of 85 varieties available in the whole world.
The gem and jewelry industry has been an important part of Sri Lanka’s economy for well over two centuries and remains so even today, and is likely to remain so into the foreseeable future. The majority of economic activity in the industry falls within 3 main sectors, mining, manufacturing and trading. There are four main trading oriented activities which are gem dealing (wholesale), importing, exporting and retailing.

Gem Mining
The process of mining for gems is begun at an auspicious time with a short religious ritual. The most common methods of mining are in pits and by tunneling. Surface gemming and dredging depends on the location and the type of deposits stones are normally found in a layer of coarse pebbly material, which contains traces of clay and fine sand. This gravel containing gems is referred to as “illam”. Mining on the island of Sri Lanka goes back at least 2000 years.
                                  Sri Lanka Gem Fields

 The main gem bearing area of Sri Lanka which has been known for centuries comprises a serious of parallel hill ranges separated by longitudinal valleys and situated in the Sabaragamuwa province. To date, the main gemming fields in the Island are confined to this area which covers nearly 1500 sq. km. The neighbourhood Avissawella, Ratnapura, Rakwana and Balangoda has undoubtedly supported the most actively worked gem pits in the Island for a number of decades.

The State Gem Corporation
The State Gem Corporation plays a vital role in the development of the gem industry of the island. It annually holds courses in gem identification and lapidary training.

Among the basic operations of the corporations are the testing of gems for genuineness, Certification and assaying of jewelry to determine the gold content or cartage of the items. The spectrum of activity of this institution ranges from the mining stage, through cutting and polishing to selling the finished product, which of course includes exports.

It is situated in Colombo; the exchange provides all facilities related to the gem industry, under one roof. It is the 21st Exchange of its kind in the world and houses stalls for retail and wholesale business customs office, and a museum.

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017


Japanese Water Therapy 

Drinking 6 glasses of water first thing in the morning

Water therapy has great effects in curing various illnesses and diseases. You will never believe it before practicing. Japanesewater therapy has been known for ages. I have tried this out and my family physician was surprised over my recovery from some illnesses listed below. Water is essential for the life of all living beings and plant life. Without water there cannot be life. Our body has natural healing powers. But treatment with water has great health benefits. Besides quenching thirst water has many remedial effects. Without water it is impossible for the bloodstream to work sufficiently, or to have healthy kidneys, brain, muscles, nervous system, and metabolism, the regulation of body temperature, proper functioning of joints, skeletal system or successful elimination of harmful substances. It is quite clear that there is no life without water

Treating with water gives good results in treating many illnesses and it is officially approved as natural remedy in cases of meningitis, diabetes, gastritis, headache, asthma, bronchitis, arthritis, epilepsy, other pains in the body, heart problems, fat in the blood, kidney diseases and urinary pathways, diarrhea, vomiting, constipation bowel, hemorrhoids, eye disease, ears, nose and throat, uterus, cancer and menstrual disorder.

According to Japanese water therapy the treatment with water should be conducted on a regular basis. As you get up in the morning even before brushing the teeth it is recommended to drink 640ml of water. Which are 4 glasses 160ml of water. After that it is not recommended to eat or drink anything for the next 45 minutes. After this period breakfast can be taken and then stop eating for the next two hours. This water remedy does not have any negative or ill effects and it is good to take during the whole life. It is also recommended to drink warm water and not cold water. It may be a little difficult to drink glasses of water at one time initially but one can start with 2 glasses for the first time and gradually increase to four glasses.

for alleviation or cure
• Arthritis patients should follow the 3 days during the week 1, then begin the full daily treatment in week 2.
• Cancer – 180 days
• Constipation – 10 days
• Diabetes – 30 days
• Gastritis – 10 days
• High Blood Pressure – 30 days
• Tuberculosis – 90 days
Japanese researchers suggest that the Water Treatment be added permanently to one’s daily routine for ongoing benefit.
Relief of stress, weight loss, feeling fresh and energetic throughout the day, and good digestion are the special benefits of water therapy. The following list gives the number of days of treatment required to cure main diseases.
It is strange that water which has no chemicals or other substances can heal so many diseases. How does pure water act?
When the colon is cleaned, then the nutrients of the food taken several times a day it will be absorbed and by the action of the mucosal folds and they are turned into fresh blood. Consuming ordinary water by the right method purifies the body. It renders the colon more effective by forming new fresh blood. That the mucosal folds of the colon and intestines are activated by this method and new fresh blood is produced. The blood is all important in curing ailments and restoring health, and for this water should be consumed in a regular pattern regular pattern.

I like to make an earnest request that the above method should be read and practiced carefully. Please spread this message to your friends, relatives and neighbors - it is a great service to the humanity and all should lead healthy life with Japanese Water Therapy.

Kindly inform of your experiences of this treatment with any of the above mentioned illnesses. It would be useful to many others who may not believe that this works. 

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