Sri Lanka has earned 35 thousand 225.40 million by exporting 29 thousand 485.1 carats of gemstones.
Mainly blue, pink, star, white, yellow, violet, orange, golden and green sapphires, garnet, ruby, star ruby and topaz have been exported.
Sri Lanka has been earning a high reputation for its gemstones the world over.
In 2010, blue sapphires of 283.6 carats worth 423.09 million rupees have been exported.
In 2009, 281.2 carats worth 4183.16 million rupees has been exported.