Property/Construction

Premium paintbrush launched by Macksons under Multilac brand

Views - 7 Friday, 20 April 2018 00:00

Macksons recently announced the launch of a premium quality paintbrush to the market, under the company’s popular flagship brand


Suncity’s Prestige Tower completed ahead of schedule

Views - 32 Friday, 20 April 2018 00:00

Property developer and construction company, Suncity Property Developers announced the completion of Prestige Tower, recently.


London’s skyline soars with more than 500 skyscrapers in pipeline

Views - 15 Friday, 20 April 2018 00:00

London (Thomson Reuters Foundation): The number of high-rise buildings being planned or built in London has risen above 500


Singapore proposes allowing some Airbnb type rentals but with cap

Views - 8 Friday, 20 April 2018 00:00

Singapore (Reuters): A Singapore court fined two Airbnb hosts a total of S$ 60,000 ($ 45,800) each recently for unauthorised


Urbanisation and the Port City Plan

Views - 13 Friday, 20 April 2018 00:00

The Minister of Megapolis and Western Development Patali Champika Ranawaka made an important point at an event which was held recently


World’s first commercial Hyperloop system between Abu Dhabi and Dubai

Views - 11 Friday, 20 April 2018 00:00

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HyperloopTT) has signed an historic agreement with Aldar Properties, a leading


Infra spend rebounds in developing countries: WB

Views - 5 Friday, 20 April 2018 00:00

Multibillion-dollar projects, more target countries, and more government support fuelled a 37% rebound in private sector


Is Sri Lanka one of the least urbanised countries on Earth?

Views - 23 Friday, 20 April 2018 00:00

Population data suggests that Sri Lanka is one of the least urbanised countries on earth. Recent spatial analysis challenges


Worldsteel raises forecast for 2018 global steel demand growth to 1.8%

Views - 20 Thursday, 19 April 2018 00:14

LONDON (Reuters) - Global steel demand will grow 1.8% this year and 0.7% next year, driven by favourable world economic momentum, though the market faces risks from rising trade tensions, the World Steel Association (worldsteel) said on Tuesday.


Singapore proposes 80% consent rule for condos to offer Airbnb-style home-sharing

Views - 16 Thursday, 19 April 2018 00:00

http://www.straitstimes.com: SINGAPORE: Condominium owners who want to rent out their property for short-term stays can do so if owners holding on to at least 80% of the development’s share value, agree to allow such rentals, the


Japanese technocrats share knowledge with construction experts at Tokyo Cement seminar

Views - 16 Thursday, 19 April 2018 00:00

Tokyo Cement recently hosted a select group of industry top brass to a knowledge sharing seminar, titled ‘New Trends in Concreting Technologies’ conducted by Japanese experts from UBE Industries Ltd., at the Anantara Resort, Kalutara.


Prices for aluminium raw material alumina surge

Views - 13 Thursday, 19 April 2018 00:00

Melbourne (Reuters): Prices of alumina, the raw material for making aluminium, have surged after Rio Tinto said it could not fulfill supply contracts because of US sanctions on United Company Rusal, adding to a crunch rippling through the aluminium s


Galle residents get a sneak peak of Serenia

Views - 37 Tuesday, 17 April 2018 00:41

Serenia Residences, Sri Lanka’s exclusive beachfront mixed development project located in Talpe, Galle, provided a sneak-peak of its private beachfront residences to 30 high net-worth individuals and buyers, in partnership with Sampath Bank, Galle.


JAT promotes wood care products

Views - 19 Tuesday, 17 April 2018 00:00

Sayerlack, a product of JAT Holdings, is Sri Lanka’s undisputed wood care specialist and has a range of products in store to ensure the perfect care of interior and exterior finishing of wooden furniture and panelling in homes, offices or hotels.


Global real estate franchise leader RE/MAX reaffirms Sri Lanka’s opportunities

Views - 28 Tuesday, 17 April 2018 00:00

With Sri Lanka showcasing some of the best growth trajectories in the South Asian region due to aggressive infrastructure development, visionary policies and diverse capital investments, the world’s real estate franchise leader RE/MAX intends to gr


Certification and training to be introduced for scaffolding

Views - 16 Tuesday, 17 April 2018 00:00

The practice of erecting scaffolding for construction purpose dates back to centuries ago when mighty palaces and temples were built. However, the methods and techniques have scarcely developed in Sri Lanka over the years, as it is observed that timb


Clarion International offers discount on lightning protection

Views - 9 Monday, 9 April 2018 00:00

For the forthcoming April-May lightning season, Clarion International Ltd., (also known as Clarion Energy) is offering a discount of 25% on Lightning and Surge Protection equipment that are of highest quality; 100% manufactured in Europe.


Sotheby’s international realty brand enters Sri Lanka

Views - 31 Monday, 9 April 2018 00:00

Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC has announced that it has signed a 25-year franchise agreement with Realpro Realty Solutions Ltd. to further expand the Sotheby’s International Realty brand in South Asia with the formation of Sri Lan


Construction of Dehiwala Green Star City housing complex starts

Views - 34 Monday, 9 April 2018 00:00

Idieal Engineering has yet again embarked on another iconic luxury apartment complex, Green Star City, located in the heart of Dehiwala at No. 41, Vandervert Place.


Overseas Realty hosts VIP WTC tenants

Views - 183 Monday, 9 April 2018 00:00

Overseas Realty (Ceylon) Plc recently hosted a reception for the VIP tenants of the World Trade Center at the Havelock City Clubhouse, Colombo 6


MR Seal all-purpose penetrating sealer wins SLIA 2018 merit award

Views - 18 Tuesday, 3 April 2018 00:00

Miracle Reliable Sealants Ltd’s MR Seal, the only all-purpose penetrating waterproofing solution on the market, received the Award of Merit in the Finished Product category at the recently concluded Sri Lanka Institute of Architects (SLIA) Annual S


BDO joins real estate consultant expert PropertyGuru to evaluate 2018 achievers

Views - 38 Tuesday, 3 April 2018 00:00

PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards is one of the largest and most respected real estate awards programs in the Asian region, covering more than a dozen countries. The awards are aimed at rewarding the best developers and developments, at both domestic


Sri Lanka national cricket team visits ‘ARIYANA’: 1st resort apartment project by Home Lands Skyline

Views - 26 Monday, 2 April 2018 00:00

Home Lands Skyline Ltd. recently organised and successfully concluded a special patronising event with Sri Lanka Cricket in order to commemorate the company’s long-term relationship with Sri Lanka Cricket as the Official Real Estate Partner and to


ACL Cables unveils ‘ACL Elegance’ new switch and socket range

Views - 16 Monday, 2 April 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka’s premier cable manufacturer in Sri Lanka, ACL Cables PLC unveiled ‘ACL Elegance’, its innovative new switch and socket range for the market at a glittering event recently.


INSEE Cement honours business partners at Annual Awards Ceremony

Views - 26 Monday, 2 April 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka’s premier cement manufacturer, INSEE Cement honoured its top performing business partners and their families at the Annual INSEE Business Partner Awards,


Landmark Developers begins construction of ‘Nano Homes’ compact housing solutions

Views - 64 Monday, 2 April 2018 00:00

Landmark Developers, Sri Lanka’s new property developer with innovative concepts and ideas for modern homes, has launched ‘Nano Homes’, a first-of-its-kind solution where the design is based on a combination of pre-engineered sections and susta


Global Housing & Real Estate launches Grand Heritance Hotel and Residencies in Sigiriya

Views - 96 Friday, 30 March 2018 00:00

Sri Lankans are now offered the unique opportunity to own a luxury apartment by Global Housing & Real Estate Ltd at the Grand Heritance Hotel


Space introduces exclusive Italian designer furniture brands to the local market

Views - 25 Friday, 30 March 2018 00:00

Space introduced two of their exclusive Italian designer furniture brands, Santalucia Mobili and Alta Cucina Italiana


Greenee Lighting opens expanded showroom at Nawala, Rajagiriya

Views - 31 Friday, 30 March 2018 00:00

Being pioneers in innovative LED lighting solutions, Nature Efficient Electronics Lanka Ltd. recently announced the opening


York presents most energy efficient VRF air-conditioning technology

Views - 21 Friday, 30 March 2018 00:00

The most energy efficient and cost effective VRF technology York air conditioner by Johnsons Controls was recently presented


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Syria: A case of using ‘false flags’ or fake news to start a war

Saturday, 21 April 2018

The airstrikes carried out by the US, UK and France on alleged chemical weapons fa


Has the ‘colonial diarchy’ come to Sri Lanka again?

Friday, 20 April 2018

For the last three four months, Sri Lanka has not been moving forward as it should have been. The most affected are the economy


The glyphosate story – CKDu, food security and national economy

Thursday, 19 April 2018

We in Sri Lanka have a history to be proud of. According to our historical record, the golden age of Sri Lankan agriculture production centres around Polonnaruwa during reign of King Parakramabahu the Great (1153-1186 AD).


President is powerless to remove the Prime Minister

Thursday, 19 April 2018

Some commentators have persistently advanced the proposition that, notwithstanding the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, the President’s power to remove the Prime Minister is intact. It is a view that relies on a literal reading of the Sinhala te


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