Property/Construction

Blue Mountain breaks ground for Rs. 30 b Achilleion

/ Monday, 23 January 2017 00:02

Blue Mountain Apartments last week broke ground on its most iconic development project and one of the biggest such projects to date, Achil...


Altair captures global investor attention at Shanghai event

/ Monday, 23 January 2017 00:01

Altair Director Pradeep Moraes (centre) with the company’s Head of Sales and Marketing Jay Dias and Sarrah Samoon of A.S. & Asso...


Trillium Tower opens

/ Friday, 20 January 2017 00:00

Trillium Property Management and Services recently opened its new head office complex, Trillium Tower, at Somadevi Place, Kirulapone Avenue, Colomb...


Colombo City Centre show suite now open

/ Friday, 20 January 2017 00:00

The Colombo City Centre’s spectacular three-bedroom show suite is now open for public viewing. It is open for viewing any time from Monday to...


Destiny Mall & Residency builders visit Häecker kitchen.germanMade

/ Wednesday, 18 January 2017 00:00

The Destiny Mall & Residency is an ultra-modern property that boasts of 236 apartments in the heart of Colombo with a state-of-the-art shopping...


Stage set for groundbreaking of Colombo’s first ever 7-star luxury apartment Achilleion

/ Wednesday, 18 January 2017 00:00

Company says over 50% of all apartments have already been sold Blue Mountain Apartments, part of the Blue Mountain Group, is set to commenc...


2017 will unleash great growth opportunities for Sri Lanka

/ Tuesday, 17 January 2017 00:00

Optimism reigns in Sri Lanka in particular and in Asia Pacific in general with capital flows into Indian Ocean Island economy expected to increase ...


JAT’s ‘Master Plaster’ eliminates sand usage, boosts construction industry to innovative excellence

/ Tuesday, 17 January 2017 00:00

JAT Holdings, Sri Lanka’s undisputed leader in the furnishing and finishing industry has revolutionised Sri Lanka’s construction arena ...


S.P Construction clinches two FCCISL Entrepreneur awards

/ Tuesday, 17 January 2017 00:00

  S.P Construction in Chilaw bagged two awards under the capacity of Differently Able North Western Provincial and The Nation...


2017 Real Estate: Top five emerging market trends

/ Tuesday, 17 January 2017 00:00

2016 was a challenging year for real estate. Most of the year was rapt with uncertainty in the aftermath of two seismic events – Brexit and t...


Access Projects successfully completes construction of Anantara Kalutara Resorts & Spa

/ Tuesday, 17 January 2017 00:00

  Access Projects Ltd; a fully owned subsidiary of Access Engineering PLC and one of the leading contractors in the leisure...


Construction industry needs national policy: President

/ Tuesday, 10 January 2017 00:50

President Maithripala Sirisena being presented with a ‘Green Building Code and Evaluation System’ by Megapolis and Western Dev...


Facilitating international trade of wood with ISO standards

/ Friday, 6 January 2017 00:00

Where would we be without wood? In 2015 alone, we humans consumed a whopping 310 million cubic metres of softwood lumber and 130 million cubic metr...


Kandy poised to be one of the most sought after destinations

/ Friday, 6 January 2017 00:00

Declared by UNESCO as a world heritage site in 1988, Kandy – the second largest city in Sri Lanka – is a graceful blend of old world ch...


FTTH Council Asia-Pacific focuses on smart cities with 2017 conference in New Delhi

/ Friday, 6 January 2017 00:00

Smart cities and the building of digital economies will become new areas of focus for the FTTH Council Asia-Pacific, as it has announced details of...


Deen Brothers Imports wins FCCISL silver 

/ Thursday, 5 January 2017 00:00

  Deen Brothers Imports Ltd. has been accredited with a Silver Award for Southern Province and National Level Silver Award fo...


Thirty years after the Declaration of the Int’l Year of Shelter for the Homeless

/ Thursday, 5 January 2017 00:00

By W.D. Ailapperuma The year 1987 was declared as the ‘International Year of Shelter for the Homeless (IYSH) by the UN General Assembly, on...


Overcoming Asia’s housing challenge

/ Thursday, 5 January 2017 00:00

By Matthias Helble and Naoyuki Yoshino blogs.adb.org: Asia is urbanising rapidly. Currently, about half of all of its residents live in urban are...


Altair supports ‘Semata Sevana’ program

/ Thursday, 5 January 2017 00:00

Indocean Developers Director Pradeep Moraes, Indocean Developers Director K. Sathian and Condominium Management Authority Chairman C. A. Wijeyeweer...


Where to invest in real estate this year

/ Wednesday, 4 January 2017 00:00

Year 2017 promises to be an exciting year for real estate investment. With more and more developments popping up in the world’s key emerging ...


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Too clever by three quarters on bonds

24 January 2017

‘Monk’s petition on eve of bond debate in House’ was the caption of a front page story in the Sunday Times of 22 January. The UNP has sent their emissary to Hulftsdorp together with footnotes. There is a palpable air of duplicity...


Steamrolling of Central Bank by Minister of Finance: An unsavoury development?

23 January 2017

An unsavoury rift between the Central Bank and Minister of Finance A growing rift between Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake and the senior management of the Central Bank is surfacing now, worrying both financial markets and prospective fo...


Sustainability: How that translates to agriculture

23 January 2017

Once cultivated, traditional paddy that is grown organically will establish its own markets based on the consumer demand   For the longest time the word “sustainable agriculture” was a catch phrase only. I...


Yahapalanaya lapses – Is Mahinda the option for Muslims?

21 January 2017

Former Minister, Speaker and Premadasa/Rajapaksa loyalist and National List nominee Parliamentarian A.H.M. Azwer along with a few other Muslim Mahinda diehards claim that Yahapalanaya under President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil W...


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