Allied Gemmological Institute and Laboratory (AGIL) was established in 08.12.1999 under the sole proprietorship of Gemmologist, Mr. Dayananda Dillimuni, in order to conduct teaching courses in gemmology and also to carry out the service of gemstone testing.
In the same year this institute received the Allied Teaching Centre (ATC) status under the worldwide ATC programme of Gem-A (the Gemmological Association of Great Britain) to conduct their gemmology courses in Sri Lanka.
AGIL received the Accredited Teaching Centre Status under Gem-A in 2007, naming as the Accredited Teaching Centre of Gem-A in Sri Lanka.
Today Allied Gemmological Institute & Laboratory is the only ATC of Gem-A in Sri Lanka to conduct the Foundation and Diploma Courses in Gemmology of Gem-A . These two courses in gemmology are conducted in accordance with the regulations of the Ofquall - The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation which regulates qualifications, examinations and assessments in England.
Regulated under of equal confirms,
AGIL is also registered as the teaching centre to conduct Foundation and Diploma Courses of Gem-A under the Tertiary and Vocational Education Commission of Sri Lanka with effect from 23.04.2014, renewable every 2 years. Registered No.PO1/0606.
Allied Gemmological Institute & Laboratory also carry out the services of testing and issuing reports for gemstones and natural rough crystals to the public. Tested results are issued by mini gemstone report, main gemstone report or verbal explanation.