Property/Construction

Prime Residencies fortifies portfolio with Prime Splendour and Prime Wrendale

Views - 28 Thursday, 22 August 2019 00:44

Sri Lanka’s most prolific and trusted property developer, Prime Lands Ltd, strengthened its preeminent position within the industry when its distinguished subsidiary, Prime Residencies, sold out all the units within two of its newest condominium de


How Capitol TwinPeaks stays on schedule

Views - 19 Thursday, 22 August 2019 00:42

Capitol TwinPeaks on the Beira Lakefront, scheduled for completion in December 2020, continues ahead of schedule due to essential project partners working at optimum project efficiency and synergy as subsidiaries under the Sanken Group. The steady co


LECS organises ‘BuildEx Maldives’ in Male this week

Views - 9 Thursday, 22 August 2019 00:40

The Maldives National Association of Construction Industry (MNACI) along with Lanka Exhibition and Conference Services through its Male office, Maldives Exhibition & Conference Services Ltd., are proud to present ‘Buildex Maldives 2019,’ to be he


Work, relax and create at Dutch-designed The Veranda Offices urban space

Views - 26 Thursday, 22 August 2019 00:40

MVRDV, an architectural firm based in Rotterdam, Netherlands, has partnered with local architects ACS Integrated and PWA Architect for client Moot Manor Ltd. (M2M), to design The Veranda Offices, a contemporary mixed use office space in Colombo 2


Orion City Tower opens

Views - 117 Thursday, 15 August 2019 00:00

Colombo’s highly-anticipated Orion City Towers opened on Wednesday17 July. This transformational 500,000 square foot structure challenges the Colombo skyline and promises its occupants the height of sophisticated end-to-end business solutions. It w


Revolutionary discounts at Prime Hot Deals

Views - 428 Tuesday, 13 August 2019 00:45

Prime Group introduced ‘Prime Hot Deals,’ Sri Lanka’s first-ever real estate e-commerce website, on 6 August, aiming at revolutionising the real estate sector of the country. Imagine being able to view and walk through a preferred property via


Kelsey Homes’ real estate offering in Kottawa an ideal lifestyle hub for professionals

Views - 41 Tuesday, 13 August 2019 00:43

Residents of Kottawa and its surroundings have much to celebrate, with the rapid infrastructure development taking place in the area, which makes owning a home in the area extremely lucrative on all counts. The upcoming Outer Circular Highway and di


CCI-SL and CEMS Lanka ink MOU for future ‘Build SL Housing & Construction Expo’

Views - 26 Tuesday, 13 August 2019 00:42

An MOU was signed between the Chamber of Construction Industry Sri Lanka (CCI-SL), CEMS-Global USA and CEMS Lanka for organising the future ‘Build SL Housing & Construction Expo’ in Sri Lanka this week. Signatories were CCI-SL Secretary General/


447 Luna Tower to open six new show apartments this August

Views - 68 Thursday, 8 August 2019 01:13

Belluna Co. Ltd, Japan in partnership with Asia Capital PLC will be launching six stunning new show apartments this August. This will be the company’s first luxury apartment endeavour after highly sought after and successful launches including the


Osaka Heights in Kirulapone takes luxurious living to new heights

Views - 60 Thursday, 8 August 2019 01:11

Osaka Property Developers, one of the leading property developers and sales companies in Sri Lanka, launches yet another super luxury housing scheme, Osaka Heights in Kirulapone. The massive housing apartment project comes as a joint venture with Lee


INSEE Cement rewards customers gold coins worth Rs. 3 m to celebrate Puttalam plant Golden Jubilee

Views - 25 Thursday, 8 August 2019 01:09

INSEE Cement, Sri Lanka’s premier manufacturer of cement, has launched the double Golden Jubilee celebration of its Puttalam cement plant and founding company by offering customers over Rs. 3 million worth of gold coins via a grand promotion curren


Capital Trust Residencies completes all apartment complexes

Views - 52 Thursday, 8 August 2019 01:09

Capital Trust Residencies has successfully completed construction of three high-end luxury apartment complexes in Vajira Road, Colombo 4, Thimbirigasyaya Road, Colombo 5 and Fortress – Kotte Road, Ethul Kotte. Bringing a world-class mid-end condo


BuildEx Maldives 2019 Construction and Building Material Products Exhibition in Malé

Views - 28 Thursday, 8 August 2019 01:08

The Maldives National Association of Construction Industry (MNACI) along with Maldives Exhibition and Conference Services Ltd. (MECS) are proud to present BuildEx Maldives 2019, to be held on 22, 23 and 24 August in Malé, Maldives. The Exhibition ha


Tokyo Cement inaugurates state-of-the-art Centre for Technical Excellence

Views - 58 Tuesday, 6 August 2019 00:50

A cutting-edge Centre for Technical Excellence of Tokyo Cement Group, was inaugurated recently in Trincomalee. The Centre of Excellence will house the technical operations, R&D facilities and quality control operations of the entire local manufacturi


Home Lands Skyline commissions ‘Luxe Highway Residencies – Kottawa’

Views - 117 Tuesday, 6 August 2019 00:43

Home Lands Skyline has recently commissioned the ‘Luxe Highway Residencies’, their high-end twin-tower apartment project positioned in a most strategic address, bordering the Multimodal Transport Hub, Southern Expressway, the Outer Circular Expre


Tax-free real estate investment opportunities to the Hill Capital by Marina Square

Views - 70 Thursday, 1 August 2019 05:17

Marina Square, Uptown Colombo held an event to promote their latest tax-free real estate investment campaign at the Earl’s Regency Hotel in Kandy. This event was held in partnership with DFCC Bank with the participation of the DFCC priority clients


Abeywardana Constructions glitters in Gold at BWIO Awards

Views - 26 Thursday, 1 August 2019 05:16

Abeywardana Constructions Ltd., a leading company in the construction field, became the proud winner of the much-coveted Gold in large category, construction sector at the BWIO Business Excellence Awards ceremony. The annual grand event organised by


LafargeHolcim still confident on global construction market after doubling H1 profit

Views - 13 Thursday, 1 August 2019 05:15

ZURICH, REUTERS: LafargeHolcim, the world’s largest cement maker, said on Wednesday it had a strong order book going into the second half after it doubled first-half net profit on solid demand, rising margins and cost reductions. Sales growth slow


SLIIT secures prestigious win showcasing design excellence of architecture students

Views - 17 Thursday, 1 August 2019 00:00

SLIIT School of Architecture students showcased their talents winning the ‘Chetty Beach Front Development Design Competition’ recently. The competition hosted by the Northern Province Governor’s Office, required the architecture students to des


Building safer and more liveable cities with smart solutions

Views - 41 Thursday, 1 August 2019 00:00

The population concentration in Sri Lankan cities has accelerated in recent years. A recent report revealed that cities such as Anuradhapura, Badulla, Colombo, Galle, and Jaffna have expanded greatly since the 1990s1. Naturally, along with this grow


Colombo 1, 2 and 3 property owners expected to reap large returns during Phase 1 of Port City

Views - 160 Thursday, 1 August 2019 00:00

As the construction of Port City continues, alongside present Colombo’s skyline – commercial property owners and investors of Colombo 1; and luxury property owners and investors of Colombo 2 and 3 are expected to reap higher capital gains and ren


INSEE Cement launches Sustainability Report 2018

Views - 43 Thursday, 25 July 2019 00:43

INSEE Cement Sri Lanka launched its Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Sustainability Report 2018 earlier this week showcasing the company’s ongoing efforts towards improving its performances, production processes, efficiency, and multiple community


First international standard for passenger lifts just published

Views - 19 Thursday, 25 July 2019 00:42

There are hundreds of thousands of goods and passenger lifts in use at any given moment around the world, safely transporting us up and down buildings thanks to some pretty rigorous standards. But the national or regional rules and regulations that a


ComBank launches ‘Home Loans Fiesta’ with lower interest rates, discounts

Views - 19 Wednesday, 24 July 2019 00:00

The Commercial Bank of Ceylon has announced a limited duration reduction in the interest rates applicable to the bank’s home loans along with fast-tracked approvals and discounts from selected suppliers of materials and fittings. The return of the


D.P. Jayasinghe Piling completes Tri-Zen’s piling work ahead of schedule

Views - 35 Wednesday, 24 July 2019 00:00

D.P. Jayasinghe Piling Co. Ltd. showcased their dynamic expertise in the field of pile construction through successful completion of the piling project of Tri-Zen project, ahead of the schedule. Tri-Zen is a 53 storied 3 towers residence construction


Tokyo Cement shares expertise in mass concreting with society of structural engineers

Views - 36 Wednesday, 24 July 2019 00:00

Tokyo Cement Group is a longstanding industry partner of the Society of Structural Engineers of Sri Lanka (SSE-SL). The affiliation, between the two stalwart supporters of the construction industry is aimed at facilitating experience sharing and know


Kelsey Homes partners HNB to provide aspiring homeowners with loans up to 75% of property value

Views - 35 Wednesday, 24 July 2019 00:00

Pioneering real estate developer, Kelsey Homes, recently partnered with HNB, to offer aspiring homeowners with special loans, of up to 75% on – Urban Heights, Wattala and up to 70% on Verdant Villas, Negombo. A well-thought out and planned home loa


NVC ranks first in lighting industry for 8th consecutive year

Views - 21 Tuesday, 23 July 2019 00:00

The 16th World Brand Conference sponsor by the World Brand Lab was held in Beijing in 2019 has released the analysis report of ‘China’s 500 Most Valuable Brands,’ representing the highest level of national branding in China. In this annual repo


Stax branded for Best Office Interior by Asia Pacific Property Awards

Views - 456 Tuesday, 23 July 2019 00:00

Stax Inc., Sri Lanka’s leading management consulting firm, recently bagged the prestigious Five Star Award for the Best Office Interior in Sri Lanka under the popular Asia Pacific Property Awards. Designed by one of Sri Lanka’s leading fully fled


Marina Square takes tax-free real estate investments to Polonnaruwa

Views - 152 Tuesday, 23 July 2019 00:00

Marina Square, Uptown Colombo held a special event together with Hatton National Bank (HNB) to launch their latest tax-free real estate investment campaign in the ancient kingdom of Polonnaruwa. The event took place at the Hotel Araliya, Polonnaruwa


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Friday, 23 August 2019

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Friday, 23 August 2019

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Friday, 23 August 2019

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