Gem and jewellery Authority says that it has been found that there are gems at the top of the Kantale tank.
Our area reporter said that a large group of residents of the area had gathered at the place yesterday owing to a rumour that had spread to the effect that gems had surfaced at the top of the Kantale tank.
Replying to a query about the subject made by our news team Gem and Jewellery Authority Director Nimal Bandara said that with the excessive rain experienced these days gems have surfaced on the tank bund and connected areas.
The Authority Director also said that police has been deployed for the security of the area
However the Gem and Jewellery Authority Director General said that a special representative would be sent today to inquire about it.
The Director General said that on the recommendation of the representative it would be decided as to weather it is possible to allow gem-mining in the vicinity of the Kantale tank.