Property/Construction

Tokyo Super + now CIOB Green Mark certified

Views - 24 Thursday, 2 August 2018 00:00

Tokyo Super + Blended Hydraulic Cement from Tokyo Cement Company (Lanka) PLC, has won the prestigious Green Mark certification from the Ceylon Institute of Builders, the apex professional body for the advancement of green building practices in Sri La


Havelock City unveils fourth and final phase of residential towers

Views - 214 Thursday, 2 August 2018 00:00

Havelock City, the largest mixed-use development project undertaken in Sri Lanka, has introduces its fourth and final phase of residential towers to local and international buyers. Phase 4 of Havelock City Residential comprises two new luxury apartm


Asia Property Awards recognises MAGA ONE as Sri Lanka’s ‘Best Office Development’

Views - 421 Monday, 30 July 2018 00:00

MAGA ONE, Sri Lanka’s tallest A-grade office complex built in the new millennium, was recognised with two prestigious awards at the recently concluded PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards, Sri Lanka 2018. Sri Lanka’s growing real estate sector has j


INSEE-IESL Concrete Challenge 2018 to inculcate innovative mindsets

Views - 35 Monday, 30 July 2018 00:00

INSEE Cement, Sri Lanka’s foremost cement manufacturer together with Sri Lanka’s premier Engineering professional body, the Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka (IESL) has announced the launch of the INSEE-IESL Concrete Challenge 2018.


Sri Lanka’s first international mall ready for grand opening

Views - 7116 Monday, 30 July 2018 00:00

The Mall at Colombo City Centre is currently putting on its final touches before opening its doors next month.


Alumex empowers industrial community with new tools and training at Annual Dealer Convention

Views - 31 Thursday, 26 July 2018 00:00

Aluminium manufacturing specialist Alumex PLC welcomed over 350 industrial professionals to Dealer Convention 2018 at The Kingsbury, where the company showcased how it is infusing new technologies across its products to help customers visualise and f


Sri Lankan house wins at Australian Institute of Architects’ 2018 International Chapter Awards

Views - 576 Thursday, 26 July 2018 00:00

The Australian Institute of Architects has announced the winners of the 2018 International Chapter Architecture Awards at a special ceremony officiated by Australian High Commissioner to Singapore Bruce Gosper, on Friday, 20 July. The Awards recogni


Marshall Investments launches high quality builder’s hardware range

Views - 53 Tuesday, 24 July 2018 00:03

Marshall Investments Ltd., a joint venture company with a deep knowledge of the construction sector, recently launched a range of high quality, high strength CRC steel based builder’s hardware to cater to the requirements of the mass to upper middl


Nivasie Malabe trends as the ideal investment with LRT underway

Views - 42 Tuesday, 24 July 2018 00:02

Malabe is presently experiencing a surge in demand with the suburb investing heavily in information technology, higher education, healthcare, lifestyle among various other industries. Most importantly the ease of access it offers to various other loc


Prime Group proves its mettle

Views - 106 Tuesday, 24 July 2018 00:00

Prime Group is a premier real estate organisation that boasts of a heritage that spans two decades in Sri Lanka. And today Prime Group is proud to have been awarded the title of Best Developer of the year 2018 at the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards


CIOB Green Mark Building Awards 2018

Views - 57 Tuesday, 24 July 2018 00:00

CIOB Green Mark Building Awards 2018 was held in a grand scale on the evening of 30 June, at the Ramada Hotel, Colombo. Awards and certifications were awarded to organisations, products and buildings that have achieved CIOB Green Mark Certification


GRIT Property Group introduces strategic investment schemes to enhance its services

Views - 74 Thursday, 19 July 2018 00:00

Grit Property Group, based out of Melbourne, Australia, now offers an unmatched combination of deep industry experience, local market expertise and personalised attention to the vital area of property investment services and student accommodation. Th


Walkers CML Engineers proceeds full-speed ahead on Upper Elahera Water Irrigation Project

Views - 576 Thursday, 19 July 2018 00:00

CML-MTD Construction Ltd., part of the Walkers CML Group, announced that the construction of the first phase of the Upper Elahera Canal Project (UECP) requiring complex engineering solutions is well underway and progressing at full speed. Claiming t


Ariyana Resort Apartments wins award for Best Housing Development in Sri Lanka 2018

Views - 94 Thursday, 19 July 2018 00:00

Further accentuating the Sri Lankan real property sector, the annual PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Sri Lanka) competition was held for the very first time in Colombo on 12 July. The premier competition held in the island can be defined as a toas


Capital Trust Residencies wins multiple awards at Asia Property Awards 2018

Views - 26 Thursday, 19 July 2018 00:00

Capital Trust Residencies Ltd. clinched four prestigious awards at the Property Guru Asia Property Awards 2018 held at Shangri-La Hotel Colombo on 12 July, among them being a major award, that of the ‘Best Boutique Developer’. The company’s’


Blue Ocean Group wins most number of accolades at Asia Property Awards 2018

Views - 128 Wednesday, 18 July 2018 00:00

Blue Ocean Group, one of Sri Lanka’s leading real estate developers was yet again in the limelight at the inaugural PropertyGuru


Altair takes top honours at 2018 PropertyGuru awards in Colombo

Views - 69 Wednesday, 18 July 2018 00:00

Altair won four top awards at the 2018 PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards in Colombo, taking the major honours at this


UTE-CAT chosen for Northern-North Central projects by Sierra Construction

Views - 82 Wednesday, 18 July 2018 00:00

United Tractor & Equipment Ltd. (UTE), the country’s sole authorised dealer for the Caterpillar brand in the country supplied


Browns, Silver Sponsor at Construct Exhibition 2018

Views - 28 Wednesday, 18 July 2018 00:00

Brown & Company PLC announced their Silver Sponsorship at the upcoming Construct Exhibition 2018, the premier


ACL Cables supports distributors island-wide by handing over own fleet of lorries

Views - 35 Wednesday, 18 July 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka’s No. 1 cable manufacturer, ACL Cables PLC instituted a ground-breaking milestone recently when it took the initiative to handover its own fleet of lorries among distributors island-wide.


INSEE Cement boosts vocational training in Southern Province

Views - 60 Friday, 13 July 2018 00:00

The country’s foremost cement manufacturer, INSEE Cement Sri Lanka, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)


Sanken Construction completes podium level of Capitol TwinPeaks ahead of schedule

Views - 403 Friday, 13 July 2018 00:00

Sanken Construction is well ahead of schedule in its construction of the iconic Capitol TwinPeaks as it announces the successful


Singha Cement launches new logo and packaging

Views - 80 Thursday, 12 July 2018 00:00

Singha Cement, a subsidiary of the second largest cement manufacturer in the world, Heidelberg Cement recently unveiled a new logo and packaging at a gathering at the Taj Samudra Hotel, Colombo. In its capacity as a subsidiary of Heidelberg Cement Gr


Sri Lanka Sotheby’s International Realty to market Catalina’s luxury villas globally

Views - 163 Thursday, 12 July 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka Sotheby’s International Realty recently announced an agreement to work with Catalina Koggala, the country’s premiere villa-based residential country club, to market Catalina’s luxury villas globally. Catalina is a new luxury residenti


Sri Lanka Buildcon International Expo on 7-9 Sept at BMICH, Colombo

Views - 94 Thursday, 12 July 2018 00:00

Investments in construction and infrastructure is a key to sustained growth and this has been the guiding principle behind all policy initiatives/interventions by the Government of Sri Lanka. It has made enormous progress and grown both in size and d


Architect Chinthaka Dayaratne leading C+ Design to greater and better heights

Views - 153 Thursday, 12 July 2018 00:00

Located in Wijerama, Nugegoda, C+ Design has been the flower of modern architecture since its inception in 2007. Committed to design excellence, sustainable outcomes and the highest quality of service, the primary aim of C+ Design is to build a bette


Blue Ocean Group: Beyond competition

Views - 514 Wednesday, 11 July 2018 00:00

Blue Ocean Group of Companies is continuously maintaining its status as one of the leading diversified business conglomerates


7th World Construction Symposium a success

Views - 260 Wednesday, 11 July 2018 00:00

The seventh edition of the World Construction Symposium 2018 was successfully held from 29 June to 1 July at Hotel Galadari.


Curb on enthusiasm: Singapore property measures hit developers, investors

Views - 40 Tuesday, 10 July 2018 00:00

Singapore (Reuters): Singapore’s surprise move to intensify property curbs marks the strongest cooling measures in the island nation in five years, putting a damper on a nascent resurgence in the housing market and posing risks to developers’ mar


Clearpoint Residencies adjudged Best Managed Construction Project

Views - 112 Tuesday, 10 July 2018 00:00

Maga Engineering emerged the category winner under Best Managed Project in Construction/Infrastructure Development Sector for the construction of 47-storey Clearpoint Residencies at the recently-concluded National Project Management Excellence Awards


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The Brahmin footprint in Sri Lankan history

Saturday, 17 November 2018

It is generally said that there are no genuine “Sri Lankan” Brahmins in the island today, and that those Brahmins who officiate as priests in Hindu kovils (temples) are of Indian origin with close ties with Tamil Nadu.


Country paying for Sirisena’s childlike behaviour

Saturday, 17 November 2018

Many were surprised on 26 October to see former President Rajapaksa being appointed Prime Minister by the very man who defeated him a couple years ago, at a considerable risk to himself and to those who helped him win the election. Then events beca


The JR-MR effect

Saturday, 17 November 2018

Sri Lanka over the last few weeks has experienced a twin crisis. One is political provoked by its Constitution, and the other economic engendered by its politics. However, this crisis is the combined effect of two previous presidencies, those of J.R.


The fish that swallowed the whale

Friday, 16 November 2018

This is an easy-peasy, elementary effort of an ordinary citizen to comprehend the mad scramble for power among the political class. It is undertaken in the belief that the crisis we face is an opportunity to reject the family kleptocracy of Mahinda R


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