Property/Construction

Piling, diaphragm wall construction for ODEL Mall awarded to Access Engineering

Views - 4 Friday, 22 September 2017 00:00

Access Engineering PLC, the leading engineering company in Sri Lanka is scoring well in the area of piling and the construction of diaphragm walls. The company was recently awarded with the contract package 01 for the pilling works and the constructi


Capitol TwinPeaks model apartment now open

Views - 3 Friday, 22 September 2017 00:00

Capitol Developers, the company developing the iconic Capitol TwinPeaks, has unveiled its model apartment to the public for viewing.


Mahogany Masterpieces opens new showroom

Views - 3 Friday, 22 September 2017 00:00

Instilling unbridled passion into the craft of producing timelessly stunning works of art destined to add unique style to any interior space, Mahogany Masterpieces expands its presence with the opening of its brand new store at No 87 Dickmans Road Co


Access Lifestyle hosts CEO of Duravit Germany on inaugural visit to Sri Lanka

Views - 3 Friday, 22 September 2017 00:00

Access Lifestyle Ltd. specialises in providing high quality bath ware products and exceptional services around the country which has built strong relationships and high recognition within very narrow time limits.


Access Engineering re-draws Colombo’s skyline with Capital Heights

Views - 92 Thursday, 21 September 2017 00:00

Construction of the 242-unit ‘Capital Heights’ luxury apartment project commenced on 18 September, when Blue Star Realties Ltd., a member of Access Engineering PLC, formally received China State Construction Engineering Corporation Ltd., (CSCEC)


Urbanisation and megacities important engines of economic growth; financing a key challenge

Views - 40 Thursday, 21 September 2017 00:00

Experts yesterday said urbanisation and cities are expected to play a crucial role as vital engines of economic growth while insisting that financing mega development projects was a key challenge faced by most developing economies in the Asia Pacific


Interactive and collaborative conference: “Citizen’s Engagement in Tomorrow’s City” in Kandy

Views - 15 Monday, 18 September 2017 10:08

As part of the FOCUS series of conferences organised by the French Embassy in Sri Lanka and the Maldives, the above event will be held on 18 September in collaboration with the Agenceconsulaire de France à Kandy, Alliance Francaise de Kandy and the


Kelani Cables introduces wire calculator mobile app

Views - 8 Monday, 18 September 2017 10:08

Kelani Cables PLC introduced the wire calculator mobile app, a mobile phone app that helps selecting right electrical cables for varied purposes. The product is pioneered in Sri Lanka by Kelani Cables PLC, Sri Lanka’s number one brand in electrical


Industry stalwarts positive onreal estate investment opportunities

Views - 17 Monday, 18 September 2017 10:07

Sri Lanka needs better investor friendly legislation to attract more foreign investors – was the general consensus by industry experts at the recently concluded Investor Forum Sri Lanka, organised by the leading property website LankaPropertyWeb.co


Millennium Housing forges ahead with successful completion of ‘Heights Edmonton Road’

Views - 19 Monday, 18 September 2017 08:10

Millennium Housing Developers PLC (MHDL), Sri Lanka’s leading township developer, recently announced the successful completion of its inaugural high rise development ‘The Heights Edmonton’.


Real Estate Investment Trusts hold potential to drive growth, job creation and FDI in Sri Lanka

Views - 21 Monday, 18 September 2017 08:05

Global real estate consulting powerhouse Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) called for a re-evaluation of the regulatory and legal mechanisms around Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) as a vital first step towards their introduction into the domestic market


6th Sri Lanka Buildcon and 5th Sri Lanka Wood Expo conclude successfully

Views - 6 Friday, 15 September 2017 00:00

Showcraft International Ltd. in collaboration with Futurex Trade Fair and Events Ltd., leaders in organising trade fairs, promotions, organised the 6th Sri Lanka Buildcon International Expo and 5th Sri Lanka Wood International Expo 2017 from 8-10 Sep


Colombo Property Show concludes successfully

Views - 16 Friday, 15 September 2017 00:00

The inaugural ‘Colombo Property Show’ was held in grand style and concluded successfully last weekend 9 and 10 September at the Berjaya Colombo Hotel.


CEO – DURAVIT AG: Prof. Dr. Frank Richter on the growth of the DURAVIT brand in Sri Lanka

Views - 20 Thursday, 14 September 2017 00:00

Q:How did Duravit begin? What is the company’s history? A: 1817. Initially, the Steingut-Fabrik [Earthenware Factory] Hornberg (Germany), founded by Georg Friedrich Horn, produced tableware. 25 years later, in 1842, the company’s production was b


Philippe Starck DURAVIT designer range bath ware in Altair Colombo

Views - 16 Thursday, 14 September 2017 00:00

Q: What’s the story behind selecting the name Altair? A: ALTAIR is the 06th brightest star in the night sky, and has for centuries guided navigators and seafarers. We feel that Altair Colombo would similarly be the guiding light to the Architectura


Change in Chinese foreign exchange policy to reduce Chinese investments into Sri Lanka

Views - 32 Wednesday, 13 September 2017 00:00

A recent change in foreign exchange policy in China, signed two weeks ago, has already made a strong impact in international investments from China, where a new categorisation for foreign investments has been set in Beijing to reduce leverage in fina


Looking beyond the construction lifecycle to maintain a competitive edge

Views - 364 Wednesday, 13 September 2017 00:00

The spike in growth of the construction and real estate industries that Sri Lanka has achieved over the last decade or so has been phenomenal.


Sirocco Air Technologies celebrates partnership with Casals of Spain

Views - 12 Wednesday, 13 September 2017 00:00

International fans innovator Casals of Spain recently hosted cocktails for potential Sri Lankan customers at Waters Edge.


Interactive seminar on ‘Citizens’ engagement in tomorrow’s city’ on 15 Sept.

Views - 12 Tuesday, 12 September 2017 00:00

The Embassy of France in Sri Lanka and the Maldives is organising a series of events titled FOCUS on the theme of ‘the Global City’ this year.


Seneha Siyapatha 2017 commences construction in Ehaliyagoda, Ratnapura

Views - 14 Tuesday, 12 September 2017 00:00

The foundation stone laying ceremony of the proposed Seneha Siyapatha Gammanaya at Ehaliyagoda, Ratnapura, initiated by Sri Lanka’s premier telecommunication services provider, Dialog Axiata PLC, was held under the auspices of Minister of Disaster


Piling and diaphragm wall construction for Havelock City Commercial Mix Development Project awarded

Views - 19 Tuesday, 12 September 2017 00:00

Access Engineering PLC, one of Sri Lanka’s leading engineering companies renowned for high standard of workmanship in the area of piling/diaphragm wall construction and soil retention works, was recently awarded with the contract for the installati


Condominium Developers Association appoints new office bearers

Views - 26 Tuesday, 12 September 2017 00:00

The Condominium Developers Association of Sri Lanka (CDASL), an affiliate of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, has announced the appointment of new office bearers and members of the Executive Committee for 2017-18.


CCI President Deshabandu Dr. Wickramasinghe relinquishes helm after 16 fruitful years

Views - 6 Tuesday, 12 September 2017 00:00

Chamber of Construction Industry Sri Lanka (CCI) held its 14th AGM at the Galle Face Hotel recently followed by a felicitation ceremony for outgoing Founder President of CCI Deshabandu Dr. Surath Wickramasinghe.


Elite living has begun!

Views - 18 Friday, 8 September 2017 00:00

Capitol Developers has announced that Colombo’s newest and most coveted address, Capitol Elite, has been successfully sold out! The project was completed in a timely manner as promised to customers, with the handing over of apartments to customers


Industry stalwarts positive on investment opportunities at Investor Forum Sri Lanka 2017

Views - 12 Friday, 8 September 2017 00:00

Sri Lanka needs better investor friendly legislation to attract more foreign investors was the general consensus by industry experts at the recently concluded Investor Forum Sri Lanka, organised by the property website LankaPropertyWeb.com and realto


Colombo Property Show 2017 on 9-10 September

Views - 11 Friday, 8 September 2017 00:00

The inaugural Colombo Property Show will take place on 9 and 10 September at the Berjaya Colombo Hotel. This is an all-in-all property show which will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the weekend.


Three Sinha Group of Companies receives CNCI Silver Award

Views - 4 Friday, 8 September 2017 00:00

Three Sinha Group of Companies Managing Director Manjula Ariyakumara received the Silver Award in Large Category – Manufacturing Sector (National Level) at the CNCI Achiever Awards 2017 organised by the Ceylon National Chamber of Industries (CNCI).


Browns GTD exhibits globally renowned power tools at Construct 2017

Views - 4 Friday, 8 September 2017 00:00

Browns’ General Trading Division (GTD) took part in Sri Lanka’s No.1 and South East Asia’s most recognised exhibition, ‘Construct’, from 25 to 27 August, held at the BMICH.


PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Sri Lanka) shortlists country’s best developers of 2017

Views - 28 Wednesday, 6 September 2017 00:00

PropertyGuru, Asia’s foremost online property company, has named the final shortlist of nominees for the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Sri Lanka) 2017 across the condominium, residential and commercial categories.


Ekroma Realtors partners with Softlogic LifeStyles to offer fully-furnished ready -to-move-in apartm

Views - 16 Wednesday, 6 September 2017 00:00

Ekroma Realtors, a BOI approved real estate developer with the vision to give Colombo a unique and new way of living, is geared up to unveil its signature project – Elegant 16.


Today's Columnists

Media Freedom: alive and not so well… is it?

Friday, 22 September 2017

Today the only corpses in sight are those lining the bullpen – critics and social commentators who have fallen asleep at their desks, lulled by a democracy that offers peace but pre-empts justice. Oscar Wilde,


Rise of sustainable electric automobiles and the end of petrol and diesel vehicles

Friday, 22 September 2017

The past three years have been the hottest in recorded history and 2017 is already projected to be hotter than 2016! The cause for this heating up of the planet is clearly due to the excessive burning of fossil fuels.


The cry of ‘export or perish’ becoming real to Sri Lanka

Friday, 22 September 2017

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe speaking at the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) Annual Committee held in Colombo said for Sri Lanka to promote exports and investment, the Government will soon introduce several laws in


Why are interest rates high?

Thursday, 21 September 2017

The general public is concerned about the high level of interest rates prevailing in the recent past. Interest rates influences the day-to-day life of ordinary people as it is the benchmark for all economic decisions.


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