Senarath B. Basnayake FGA, MSc
Consultant Gemmologist and Proprietor of The Gem Institute (TGI) is in the field of gems since 1983. He holds the Master of Science in Gemmology from the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka and the Fellowship Diploma in Gemmology from the Gemmological Association of Great Britain (Gem-A). He also holds the IF Certificate in General Insurance from the Chartered Insurance Institute, London. He also has a letter of completion from the President of the Gemological Institute of America (GIA).
Basnayake has been a practicing gemologist since 1983. He is also a dealer in gems and gem-studded jewellery. He is a teacher of gemmology and had been a visiting lecturer in three universities in Sri Lanka, viz. Peradeniya, Sabaragamuwa and Uva-Wellassa. He had also prepared students successfully for internationally recognized qualifications in Gemmology.
Before getting into the field of gems he had been a teacher of Physics and Mathematics at the prestigious Trinity College and St.Anthony’s College, Kandy. He is also a Wood Badge holder in the Scout Movement.
Basnayake is the Founder President of the Gem and Jewellery Central Organization, Life Member of the Gennologists’ Association of Sri Lanka, Life Member the Sri Lanka Geological Society, Life Member of the Sri Lanka Association of Testing Laboratories, Life Member of the Sri Lanka Scout Association, a member of the Sri Lanka Gem and Jewellery Association and a member of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry – Central Province.
We deal with Gems and Rare Stones.
We also make gem-studded jewellery
for individual needs.
Gem Testing and Certification
We have been providing Gem Testingand Certification services since 1983.
We have teaching programmes, especially
individual classes, in Gemmology and Gem Trade.