Property/Construction

Envisioning the future of the Port City Colombo

/ Monday, 22 May 2017 00:48

The world’s top design firms compete to redefine urban plans for Port City Colombo’s Financial District and the Marina &...


Access Engineering’s construction of major bridges of national road network gathers pace

/ Monday, 22 May 2017 00:47

Construction work on three major bridges - Bridge No. 4/1 No. 10 at Denagama/Hakmana on the Hakmana-Meella-Talahaganwaduwa Road, Bridge No. 15/2 ac...


Once-drab Indonesian slum rejuvenated into ‘Rainbow Village’

/ Monday, 22 May 2017 00:46

Reuters: A slum area on Indonesia’s Java Island has become an unlikely tourist attraction, as well as a social media hit, after its ...


Architecture students from Amity University Dubai visit Altair

/ Monday, 22 May 2017 00:45

Some of the architecture students who visited the Altair site   A visit to Altair, Sri Lanka’s architecturally ...


Belluna Japan and Asia Capital award construction contract for ‘447 Luna Tower’

/ Friday, 19 May 2017 00:10

Developers of luxury condominium – ‘447 Luna Tower’ – Belluna Co. Ltd. Japan, in collaboration with Asia Capital PLC, signe...


Hong Kong firm pays $ 1 m per square metre in record $ 3 b land sale

/ Friday, 19 May 2017 00:00

AFP: A Hong Kong tycoon has paid $ 3 billion for a prime commercial lot, a city record according to analysts, as costs in one of the world’s ...


Singapore investors turn to emerging markets for better returns

/ Friday, 19 May 2017 00:00

PropertyGuru’s recent Emerging Markets Property Show attracted hundreds of people eager for knowledge about investing in Cambodia, Sri Lanka ...


Nivasie’s Orchid Apartment Phase 2 models now open to public

/ Friday, 19 May 2017 00:00

The Orchid Phase 2 model apartments is opened for the public to come and experience the modern urban living style. An initiative by the premier hou...


Ceylinco Life breaks new ground with Sri Lanka’s first retirement resort

/ Wednesday, 17 May 2017 00:00

  Opens La Serena, a fully-serviced 44-unit facility on the beach at Uswetakeiyawa for active retirees  Can l...


IFC and JICA to support $1.5 b in projects to modernise infrastructure in emerging markets

/ Wednesday, 17 May 2017 00:00

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) are planning to co-finance up to $1.5 billion in high-...


Iconic Galaxy welcomes Jacqueline Fernandez as a resident

/ Wednesday, 17 May 2017 00:00

Iconic Galaxy is Jacqueline Fernandez’s first Sri Lankan address. The popular Bollywood mega star, cine personality and model, has just bough...


Port City more interested in real estate developers outside of China

/ Wednesday, 17 May 2017 00:00

  Focused on attracting investors from Middle East, East Asian and selected Western countries Land to be available for&nb...


‘Port City project is planned in the best interests of Sri Lanka’

/ Wednesday, 17 May 2017 00:00

  Project promoter China Communications Construction Company has participated in over 300 Belt and Road projects across 58 countri...


HNJ Towers launches Raintree Residencies

/ Wednesday, 17 May 2017 00:00

HNJ Towers is a new venture by seasoned players with ongoing and completed projects both in Sri Lanka and abroad. They are entering the market with...


PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards 2017 includes Sri Lanka with new categories

/ Wednesday, 17 May 2017 00:00

  Sri Lankan real estate to be recognised at 7th annual PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards grand final in Singapore Nomina...


Colombo City Centre: Landmark shopping and lifestyle destination in heart of the city

/ Tuesday, 16 May 2017 00:10

The Mall at Colombo City Centre has undergone rigorous planning and implementation to ensure that various attributes successfully provide mall attr...


Ekroma and Design Advocacy bring boutique apartments in Colombo to life

/ Tuesday, 16 May 2017 00:00

Bringing the concept of boutique apartments to life, Ekroma Realtors, a BOI approved real estate and development company, has a vision of introduci...


RAK Ceramics posts solid 1Q sales growth to $ 185m

/ Tuesday, 16 May 2017 00:00

UAE-based RAK Ceramics, one of the largest ceramics brands in the world, has registered solid growth in the first quarter of 2017 with its total re...


Omani cement giants set up new JV

/ Tuesday, 16 May 2017 00:00

Two of Oman’s leading cement producers Raysut and Oman Cement Company have joined hands to form a new venture - Alwasta Cement Company - to c...


‘Construction Expo 2017’ from 2-4 June

/ Tuesday, 16 May 2017 00:00

Sri Lanka’s largest and most focused construction related exhibition, ‘Construction Expo 2017’, featuring all aspects related to ...


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Tiny commitments from a thousand homes – mind separating matter!

25 May 2017

     Some may be wondering after Meethotamulla where all the Colombo waste is going. However, I do have a feeling that most had no idea whatsoever where things were disappearing into until the pictures of Meethotamul...


Why do agricultural value chains fail? Part V: Incentives to exploit

24 May 2017

Introduction Farming is better when it is done collectively. Collaboration might happen between farmers, traders and agricultural extension officers. The collaborations can be at different strength levels, for example in some farmer commun...


Implications for democracy?

24 May 2017

A review of ‘Disposable Leaders’ by Rodney Tiffen By Laksiri Fernando ‘Your opponents sit opposite you, while your enemies sit behind.’ They stab. This is the background story related by Rodney Tiffen, in his ever...


Yahapalanaya unleashes rabid dogs

23 May 2017

BBS leader Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thero   Post-war Sri Lanka saw Buddhist extremism targeting the Muslim community with the euphoria of the victory over the Liberation Tigers of ThamilEelam (LTTE). The MahindaRajap...


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