The island’s gem country, Ratnapura is a city full of life and energy, and a bountiful source of gems and precious stones. The city of gems can be reached via Kitulgala that is famous for certain attractions catering to adventure seekers, movie enthusiasts and even explorers.  From the white waters of Kelani River, to the bridge that was the setting for the World War II movie ‘The Bridge on the River Kwai’ to the ‘Balangoda Man’ being the 12,000-year-old skeletal remains found in Belilena.