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Set in 1948, shortly before Sri Lanka gained independence from Great Britain, this drama concerns Guneris (Joe Abeywickrama), a laborer employed by a sapphire mining company. Guneris is mired in abject poverty, and when his baby is stricken with malaria, the village's doctor refuses to treat the child because Guneris will not be able to pay him. The child dies, and while Guneris and his spouse (Raviondra Randeniya) are digging a grave for the tiny coffin, they discover a large and very valuable jewel...more