The Bureau of Geological Survey and Mines reports that gold deposits are available in Sri Lanka. The Bureau has therefore taken steps to allow gold deposit tests.
Archeological excavations have confirmed that the history of Sri Lanka has had gold. The Maha Wansha recorded that in order to build Ruwan-weli Maha Seya, gold was obtained from the Seru-wila area. Copper and iron deposits from the Seru-wila area were found during the Geological Department tests in 1971.
It was verified that mineral resources including copper, iron and gold deposits are in the Seru-wila region following tests conducted jointly with French Geological Survey Organizations. However, due to conflicts in the region, the experiments were abandoned. The Bureau of Geological Survey and Mines has started excavations in the field and gold deposit evidence has been found.