Rs. 20 bn offer for “Queen of Asia”

A Dubai businessman has reportedly offered Rs. 20 billion for the world’s largest single natural blue sapphire which was found in Sri Lanka recently.

The gemstone found in the Batugedara area in Ratnapura weighs 1,550,000 carats (310 kilograms) and is more than two feet high and more than two feet wide.

The gemstone named “Queen of Asia” is now housed by its owner in a house in the Thalgahawila area of Horana.

It is reported that a delegation from Dubai is scheduled to arrive in Sri Lanka tomorrow (6) to discuss this matter.

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