Property/Construction

Debunking the real estate bubble

/ Wednesday, 16 August 2017 00:00

  Top industry expert rejects concerns over luxury apartment sector By Uditha Jayasinghe  Amid concerns of a rea...


El Toro launches first locally-manufactured eco-friendly ceiling sheets

/ Tuesday, 15 August 2017 00:49

In a recent ceremony held at Cinnamon Lakeside, Colombo El Toro Roofing Products Ltd. launched Sri Lanka’s first ever eco-friendly ceiling sh...


VS Information Systems leverages on innovative concepts of ELV for upcoming smart building projects

/ Tuesday, 15 August 2017 00:01

With Sri Lanka gradually embracing the concepts of green and smart buildings in constructions, the people will find a whole new level of experience...


Biggest furniture technology trade expo from 8-10 Sept.

/ Monday, 14 August 2017 00:06

The fifth edition of the Sri Lanka wood-only trade fair for the woodworking and furniture manufacturing sector, will be held at BMICH from 8-10 Sep...


The Kingsbury Residences: A chilled out contemporary hang out

/ Monday, 14 August 2017 00:04

The Kingsbury Residences in Colombo 3 offers discerning travellers the convenience of a ‘home away from home’ along with the f...


Prelude to Architect 2018

/ Monday, 14 August 2017 00:02

From left: Exhibition Committee Member Archt. Minda Gamanayake, Exhibition Committee Member Archt. Manjula Kumarihami, Exhibition Committee Vice Pr...


Largest Damro showroom opens in Katubedda

/ Monday, 14 August 2017 00:01

Damro recently opened its largest Damro showroom to date in Katubedda. With over 30 years of catering to the needs of the customer, Damro ...


‘Veranda Offices’, Dutch architecture firm’s first project in Sri Lanka breaks ground

/ Thursday, 10 August 2017 00:23

The Netherlands-based Dutch architecture firm, MVRDV has revealed plans for a new office building with stepped terraces in Sri Lanka. Colombo in ...


CIOB launches ‘Construction Today’

/ Thursday, 10 August 2017 00:22

The Ceylon Institute of Builders (CIOB) launched a quarterly magazine for the construction industry named ‘Construction Today’ at the 6...


Dubai real estate transactions top $106 b in 18 months

/ Thursday, 10 August 2017 00:21

Dubai Land Department (DLD) has announced that the total value of  real estate transactions in the emirate exceeded Dh390 billion ($106.18 bil...


Altair installs MUPRO designed German engineered fire fighting pipe support technology

/ Thursday, 10 August 2017 00:20

MUPRO is a 50 year old engineering solutions company which has been selected to provide a world class fire fighting pipe supports system, to the pr...


China-Sri Lanka Infrastructure Investment Cooperation Forum

/ Wednesday, 9 August 2017 00:00

The China-Sri Lanka Infrastructure Investment Cooperation Forum jointly organised by the Chamber of Construction Industry Sri Lanka and China Inter...


SL’s biggest ‘4-in-1’ international expo on building, water, power & air conditioning opens tomorrow at SLECC

/ Wednesday, 9 August 2017 00:00

Sri Lanka’s biggest ‘four in one’ international exhibition ‘Lanka Build 17’, ‘Lanka Water 17’, ‘Lan...


Contract for relocation of 3 STS at Gwadar Int’l Terminal, Pakistan awarded to ZMPC Lanka

/ Tuesday, 8 August 2017 00:00

  ZPMC Lanka Company Ltd., the joint venture between Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Company Ltd. of China and Access Engin...


Royal Institute of British Architects inaugurates ‘RIBA Members Sri Lanka’

/ Tuesday, 8 August 2017 00:00

  Last week saw the launch of RIBA Members Sri Lanka, the second RIBA membership group to be formed in the Asia Pacific regio...


Over 150 companies from 15 countries to be part of Sri Lanka Buildcon Expo 2017

/ Tuesday, 8 August 2017 00:00

The sixth edition of Sri Lanka Buildcon International Expo, Sri Lanka leading building and construction show is all set for another massive event w...


Black money in Sri Lanka’s real estate industry

/ Friday, 4 August 2017 00:00

By Naveen Anandakumar,  Chief Executive Officer, P1F LTD Our experiences in Sri Lanka so far reveal that the flow of illegally earnt money...


Basics of real estate investment in Sri Lanka

/ Friday, 4 August 2017 00:00

Sri Lanka’s real estate sector is entering an unprecedented new phase in its development as residential and commercial properties spring up a...


UltraTech Cement Lanka and IESL continue free Building Clinics

/ Friday, 4 August 2017 00:00

UltraTech Cement Lanka and the Institution of Engineers of Sri Lanka signed an MoU, pledging to continue their partnership to offer free expert eng...


Chartered Engineer C. Harendran to steer Altair project to completion

/ Thursday, 3 August 2017 00:20

Chelvadurai Harendran, a highly experienced Chartered Civil Engineer with over 45 years of experience in the design, construction and project manag...


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Sri Lanka must move from politics to business

17 August 2017

Last week, the Yahapalana Government, which came on the promise of good governance and weeding out corruption, had its first blow, when a senior minister and deputy leader of the party had to resign over allegations of corruption. Whilst the sha...


Failures in education drag the country down

17 August 2017

When the country received independence in 1948, the administration and education was of extremely high standard. In 1956, the S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike Government made Sinhala the Official Language and converted education to Swabasha, includi...


Three things to ponder on the 150th Anniversary of the World’s Finest Tea

16 August 2017

The Colombo International Tea Convention 2017 concluded on Friday, elegantly supported by our most accomplished cricketer and commended by several of the international delegates as the most significant gathering of the global tea industry. For ma...


Ravi K’s altruistic suicide!

15 August 2017

Ravi Karunanayake sacrificed his pride and position by tendering his resignation to save the Maithri-Ranil Government cabal. He could have faced and defeated the no confidence motion against him if Maithri (who owes his presidency to Ravi) and Ran...


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