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Gold deposits confirmed in Sri Lanka

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor October 13, 2019 18:46

Gold deposits confirmed in Sri Lanka

The Geological Survey and Mines Bureau states that there is evidence of gold deposits in Sri Lanka. Therefore, the Bureau has taken steps to activate tests related to gold deposits.

Archaeological excavations have confirmed Sri Lanka had gold in the history. The Maha Wansha has recorded that gold was obtained from Seru-wila area to build Ruwan-weli Maha Seya. During tests conducted by the Geological Department, copper and iron deposits were found in 1971 from Seru-wila area. Following tests conducted jointly with French Geological Survey Organizations, it was confirmed that mineral resources including copper, iron and gold deposits are in the Seru-wila area. However, the tests were abandoned due to conflicts in the area. The Geological Survey and Mines Bureau has recommenced excavations in the area and evidence of gold deposit has been found.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor October 13, 2019 18:46