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Amitha Gamage appointed Gem & Jewellery Authority Chairman

Accountant and Gem & Jewellery industry professional Amitha Gamage was formerly appointed as the Chairman of the National Gem & Jewellery Authority today (28).

An Accountant by profession, Gamage commenced his professional career at KPMG and Meralis Chartered Accountants in the UK and later ventured out in to the Gem & Jewellery Industry to become a learned professional in both Gemmology & Lapidary.

He is a member of Gemmological Association of Great Britain, International Coloured gemstones Association (ICA), Alumni and Associates member of Gemmological Institute of America (GIA) and Gem & Jewellery Traders Association of Sri Lanka.

Gamage holds an MBA from the University of Western Sydney, Australia. He successfully completed coursework and is currently in the process of finalizing the research dissertation defending his thesis consistent with Doctor in Business Administration (DBA) from University of AIT in Bangkok.

He successfully completed the Diploma in Gemmology and Lapidary from Sri Lanka Gem
Corporation in 1989 and had won the coveted Best Gem Cutter Award. He also has undergone several courses in Jewellery designing by Mr. Rex Billingham, renowned British jewellery instructor to become a professional in the fine art of Jewellery Manufacture inclusive of the highly complex Heat-Treatment Technology of Gem stones in Bangkok – Thailand.

He is scheduled to assume duties as the Chairman of NGJA. on Monday (30) December 2019.