Property/Construction

INSEE Cement to pass on benefit of tax relief to customers

Views - 62 Thursday, 5 December 2019 00:00

INSEE Cement Sri Lanka (Siam City Cement (Lanka) Ltd.) yesterday announced that it will be passing on the tax reduction benefits to its consumers and industrial customers. Following the recent announcement by the Sri Lankan Government to provide tax


Grit Property Group workshop on Australian property investment and migration

Views - 6 Thursday, 5 December 2019 00:00

Grit Property Group, a reputed global commercial and residential real estate investment and management firm will be hosting a property investment and migration workshop targeting individuals, families, investors and companies wishing to diversify the


WTC Colombo, first commercial building to be awarded ISO 50001: 2011 Energy Management System

Views - 7 Thursday, 5 December 2019 00:00

In November 2019, the World Trade Center Colombo (WTC) was recognised as the first-ever commercial building in Sri Lanka to receive the ISO 50001: 2011 Energy Management System Certification. ISO 50001 is the international standard for Energy Mana


John Keells Properties concludes international road shows

Views - 119 Monday, 2 December 2019 00:32

John Keells Properties successfully concluded a series of international roadshows to promote its two upcoming residential projects – TRI-ZEN and Cinnamon Life – among foreign investors and Sri Lankans living overseas. The roadshows were held in G


INSEE Cement takes giant step to bring innovation to industry

Views - 100 Monday, 2 December 2019 00:28

The leading provider of cement in the country, INSEE Cement Sri Lanka, has created a commendable milestone in its corporate journey by introducing an i2i (innovation to industry) open collaboration space to upgrade the national construction industry.


Re-inventing the self-contained urban living experience

Views - 172 Monday, 2 December 2019 00:26

An increasing number of families are now opting to move to luxury apartments in search of a self-contained environment with easy access to essential facilities like quality schools, hospitals and the airport. Green spaces among amenities from sports


Sri Lankan architect wins prestigious American Institute of Architects Award

Views - 266 Friday, 29 November 2019 00:00

Architect Russell Dandeniya has been awarded one of the most prestigious International Awards in Architecture from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) International Region. This is the first time a Sri Lankan Architect has received such an Awa


Prime Group crowned best developer in Sri Lanka yet again at prestigious Property Guru Asia Property Awards

Views - 12 Friday, 29 November 2019 00:00

Distinguished property developer Prime Group bolstered its reputation as an industry leader by securing four top awards, including the coveted Best Developer title, in the Sri Lanka segment of the prestigious PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards Grand F


Exel Holdings introduces new tile collection to become largest tile retailer in Sri Lanka

Views - 7 Friday, 29 November 2019 00:00

Exel Holdings Ltd. introduced five unique tile collection in an impressive strengthening of its claim to being the company offering the largest selection of floor and wall cladding in Sri Lanka. Exel Holdings, established in Sri Lanka in 1992, is the


Leading roofing construction company Design Avenue launches website

Views - 6 Friday, 29 November 2019 00:00

Design Avenue is one of the leading roofing construction companies at present, which is located at Rajagiriya area. This company has a record of services providing and also has expanded its services to Negombo and Pannala with two other branches. Si


Otara Gunewardene appointed as Habitat for Humanity Sri Lanka Goodwill Ambassador

Views - 15 Wednesday, 27 November 2019 00:00

Habitat for Humanity Sri Lanka, an international non-profit organisation dedicated towards providing every family in Sri Lanka with a stable and safe place to call home, appointed entrepreneur, philanthropist and advocate Otara Gunewardene as its Goo


Towering achievements celebrated at 2019 PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Sri Lanka)

Views - 29 Wednesday, 27 November 2019 00:00

The third edition of the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Sri Lanka) celebrated the highs of a resilient real estate market, at The Athenee Hotel, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Bangkok in Thailand.


STI Holdings conducts helical pile and load testing demonstration successfully

Views - 32 Wednesday, 27 November 2019 00:00

St. Theresa Industries (STI) Holdings, a leading Sri Lankan steel fabricator and manufacturer of multiple accessories used for power generation, transmission and distribution, recently teamed up with international experts Hubbell Power Systems Inc. t


Prime Grand, Ward Place crowned Best Luxury Condominium Development in Sri Lanka

Views - 221 Monday, 25 November 2019 00:36

Prime Grand, Ward Place, the luxury flagship project of Prime Group has been acclaimed for its quintessential opulence at the 3rd Asia Property Awards as the Best Luxury Condominium Development in Sri Lanka, at the gala ceremony held on 22 November a


DIMO reimagines construction in Sri Lanka with Fischer

Views - 36 Monday, 25 November 2019 00:35

Diesel & Motor Engineering PLC (DIMO), one of Sri Lanka’s leading diversified companies, together with Fischer, the globally renowned fixing solutions company, recently conducted a product portfolio re-introduction and knowledge sharing session wit


JAT Holdings clinches a combined trifecta of accolades

Views - 7 Monday, 25 November 2019 00:34

Being a heavyweight among Sri Lanka’s strongest conglomerate brands, JAT Holdings recently secured multiple sought-after accolades at two of Sri Lanka’s most prestigious awards ceremonies; the Ceylon National Chamber of Industries (CNCI) Achiever


Havelock City ceremoniously concludes Phase 4 topping-out ceremony

Views - 87 Monday, 25 November 2019 00:30

Havelock City, the premier residential development in Sri Lanka ceremoniously concluded the topping-out ceremony of Phase 4, which marked the completion of the structure up to the roof slab. Havelock City Residential was built in Phases; the successf


Marina forges ahead into tomorrow’s Colombo

Views - 271 Monday, 18 November 2019 00:52

Construction of the super structure of Marina Square Project commenced last week, with the selection of China Harbour Engineering Company as the main contractor of the project. CHEC has been actively involved in the development of Sri Lanka since 199


Tokyo Cement Company conducts training program for CMC Technical Officers

Views - 17 Monday, 18 November 2019 00:46

Tokyo Cement Company recently conducted a one-day training program on ‘Cement and Concrete’ for a group of technical officers of the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC). The program saw the participation of 31 technical officers and was held in colla


Urbanest Apartments guaranteed to be Sri Lanka’s most sustainable condominium project

Views - 142 Monday, 18 November 2019 00:42

Urbanest Apartments, a venture of SES Engineering Services Ltd., boldly offers residents of its 12-unit, three-bedroom condominium – ‘Urbanest’, unique sustainable living solutions with uncompromised quality in luxury vertical living. Under the


Oceanfront Condos Nilaveli bags ‘Status of Excellence’ at National Awards for Construction 2019

Views - 24 Monday, 18 November 2019 00:41

International Construction Consortium (ICC), one of Sri Lanka’s premier construction entities, received fresh impetus for its residential project ‘Oceanfront Condos Nilaveli’, as the highly acclaimed property bagged the Excellence Award at the


Multilac shines on international stage at Canton Fair 2019

Views - 15 Thursday, 14 November 2019 00:00

Multilac, the flagship paint brand of Macksons Holdings, participated in the 126th session of the Canton Fair from 14-19 October, showcasing a range of products which gained international prominence. Macksons Paints Industries has set a record as the


For construction in Sri Lanka: What next?

Views - 57 Thursday, 14 November 2019 00:00

With exclusive sponsorship from Tokyo Cement Group the Chamber of Construction Industry Sri Lanka conducted a seminar on ‘For Construction in Sri Lanka – What Next?’ The event was held on 5 November at the Galadari Hotel from 1.30 p.m. onwards.


Sri Lanka participates at Ethio-Con International Construction Exhibition

Views - 14 Thursday, 14 November 2019 00:00

“It was indeed a pleasure to be a part of the Sri Lankan delegation at the 16th Ethio-Con Con-struction Exhibition in Ethiopia and a great opportunity not only to expand the business globally but also to get to know the vast range of opportunities


SLT CCTV Solution to safeguard homes and businesses

Views - 27 Thursday, 14 November 2019 00:00

Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT), the premier national ICT solutions provider in the country is well equipped in fulfilling a timely requirement of its customers. Nowadays, people from all walks of life are concerned in installing a Closed-Circuit Television


Prime Urban Art seamlessly blends two distinctly different styles of living

Views - 30 Thursday, 14 November 2019 00:00

In a bid to satisfy the diverse housing needs of its broad bevy of customers, premier property developer Prime Group is set to construct 160 houses spread over a scenic 10 acres in the Colombo suburb of Kottawa by 2020. The project, titled Prime Urb


Right policies, incentives key to tap transformative power of Port City, says real estate expert

Views - 83 Thursday, 7 November 2019 00:21

By Charumini de Silva A top real estate expert last week called for the right policies and incentives to fully harness the transformational value of the Colombo Port City. Speaking at the ‘Transforming Sri Lanka Forum – Empowering the Game-Change


Premier contractor ICC unveils ‘one-stop store’ concept

Views - 201 Thursday, 7 November 2019 00:18

Premier construction entity, International Construction Consortium (ICC) recently opened up their ‘one-stop store’ to the public, a phase taken towards further uplifting the convenience factor to their large customer base. The ICC showroom locat


World Construction Symposium by CIOB and UOM on 8-9 Nov.

Views - 21 Thursday, 7 November 2019 00:16

The eighth World Construction Symposium will be held on the theme ‘Towards a Smart, Sustainable and Resilient Built Environment’ on 8-9 November in Colombo. The event planned for July this year had to be postponed due to Easter attacks and redesi


Capitol TwinPeaks expected to reduce carbon footprint by 18%

Views - 233 Thursday, 7 November 2019 00:16

Capitol TwinPeaks, the flagship residential venture of the Sanken Group, located at the up-and-coming, high-end investment location – the Beira Lakefront in Colombo 2, through its sustainable green building concept is expected to have a reduced car


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Wednesday, 4 December 2019

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