Project Locations

First Graphite Limited (FGR) holds thirteen (13) exploration licenses over 395 square kilometres (39,500 ha) of prime vein graphite exploration areas.

The exploration license areas are situated around the areas of Warakapola (Sabaragamuwa & Western province), Pujapitiya (Central province), Palinda Nuwara (Western province) and Hikkaduwa (Southern province).

A mining license is held at Aluketiya in the Western province.

Extensive remanet vein graphite is visible on the surface at all the license locations. Historically, the shallow underground workings were mined in the early to mid-1900s using basic techniques. Operation ceased due to lack of ventilation and pump availability, which resulted in ground water ingress halting operations.

MRL intends to apply for further license areas in the future.

Why Sri Lanka

  • Sri Lanka is the only area to produce vein graphite in commercial quantities.
  • Sri Lanka had GDP growth of 5.8% in the second quarter of 2015 over the same quarter in the previous year. GDP Growth Rate in Sri Lanka averaged 6.58 percent from 2003 until 2015.
  • The Sri Lankan government is promoting foreign private sector investment.
  • There is excellent infrastructure and experienced mining labour available.
  • The country is English speaking with a high literacy rate of >92%.
  • Sri Lanka is run by a democratic government, and is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations (formerly the British Commonwealth).
  • There is excellent exploration and mining tenure available.
Sri lanka map Warakapola Project Area Aluketiya Project Area Pujapitiya Project Area Palinda Nuwara Project Area Hikkaduwa Project Are