Deadly Storms May Expose Gems in Sri Lanka
October 2003 by Associated PressFloods and landslides that struck Sri Lanka several months ago, killing 266 people, may bring a windfall for miners. The movement of tons of soil and rock is believed to have unearthed new gems according to local industry workers.
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