You have a Facebook friend living in another country and s/he is curious to learn about a major news item in your country. Write a letter to your Facebook friend. In your letter describe a news story in your country explain why people are interested in it say how the story personally relates to you

Dear Keith, Nice to hear from you after a long time. Hope
finds you well. It is really nice to hear your interest in gems and jewellery. So, you have asked me about the largest gem that we found recently in the Rathnapura area. At the
, I was surprised that you ask about
, see how fast
news travel.
To begin
with, as you may know already it is the largest stone that we have ever found.
, according to the authorities, it is the largest of its kind.
, they are yet to define a value for it, I heard they have already found some buyers who are willing to buy
by any means. It is not strange, why people need to keep
in their possession. It will definitely help to show their pride and wealth to the world. You might not know
headline is so important to me because of two reasons.
, I
live nearby to the site where we found
, I am
a person who collects these kinds of things. Let me stop here. Please find some photos of my collection on the
page, If you need any more details, please feel free to contact me. Best Wishes, Supun
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