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International Gemological Academy (IGA) was incorporated and established in this paradise island of gems because Sri Lanka (formally “Ceylon”) is the ancient international centre in the Gem industry, has a high concentration of gems & a well-established gem industry from the time immemorial Industry oriented, Interactive & practical methods of teaching by the professionals who are actually in the international and Sri Lankan Gem & Jewellery industry is the unique feature of the IGA

IGA Chairman

FGA (Great Britain), MGA (Sri Lanka), SUNFOSDDG, Consultant Gemologist, Lecturer & Author in Gemology,

• Resource person for the development of National Standards in Gemological
Education in Sri Lanka,
• Fellow of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain,
• President of the Gemmologists Association of Sri Lanka (2018/2019),
• Former Chairman of “Jewels” Gem & Jewellery exhibition & competition
• Former Asst. Secretary of the Organization of Professional Association of Sri
Lanka (OPA)
• Former Secretary of the Association of Small & Medium enterprises of Tourism
• Sustainable development diplomacy Governor of Sri Lanka-United Nations
friendship organization
• Over 30 years experience in different sections in the Gem industry
• Over 25 years experience in Teaching Gemology



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IGA was founded by Consultant Gemologist Hirosha Yahampath FGA (Great Britain), MGA (Sri Lanka) to conduct Gemological education, Training, Consultancy & Research in the Gem & Jewelry industry.

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