Ratnapura is a major city in Sri Lanka. It is the capital city of Sabaragamuwa Province, and the Ratnapura District, and is a customary place for the Sri Lankan pearl exchange. It is situated on the Kalu Ganga Black River in south-focal Sri Lanka, somewhere in the range of 101 km 63 mi southeast of the nation's capital, Colombo. Ratnapura is additionally spelled as Rathnapura.
The name 'Ratnapura' is a Sanskrit word signifying "city of jewels", from the Sanskrit words pura town and ratna gemstone. More than 2000 years prior, when the primary Buddhist priests landed here from the north eastern regions of India in particular Bodh-Gaya, Varanasi and Pataliputra, they carried with them the Buddhist religion, as well as since their lessons were for the most part in Sanskrit and Pali they likewise affected the neighborhood dialect.
The city's farming industry is additionally all around created. Expansive manors of tea and elastic encompass the town. Despite the fact that rice fields additionally used to be a typical sight around the town, rice development by and by appearances a questionable future in Ratnapura in light of the fact that numerous agriculturists are surrendering their rice development and changing to diamond mining which is a more gainful method for acquiring cash.