World-renowned paintbrush and roller brand Harris to be represented by JAT Holdings

Views - 15 Tuesday, 13 November 2018 00:38

With effect from 1 September, the No. 1 paintbrush manufacturer in the United Kingdom, L.G Harris & Co. Ltd. has appointed JAT Holdings Ltd. as exclusive manufacturer, distributor and marketer in Sri Lanka for its range of Harris brand

Samsung Smart Locks Series debuts in Sri Lanka market

Views - 23 Tuesday, 13 November 2018 00:38

Introducing the way to a convenient, secure and smart lifestyle, Cenmetrix ( recently launched the Samsung Smart Door Locks Series in Sri Lanka. As an authorised distributor, Cenmetrix introduces the world’s first Push Pull digital

Lamudi Sri Lanka launches a property guide page

Views - 28 Tuesday, 13 November 2018 00:37

Lamudi Lanka Ltd., the real estate marketplace in Sri Lanka, has recently launched a property guide page, as a part of the company’s efforts to increase understanding about the Sri Lankan property market. The page can be accessed through the URL ht

Arpico recognises outstanding performances of hardware dealers

Views - 21 Tuesday, 13 November 2018 00:37

Renowned among Sri Lanka’s largest business conglomerates as a market driven and technologically oriented diverse group, Arpico recently hosted a gala event for its top dealers in the hardware sector for the sixth consecutive year at The Blue Water

Comark Engineers locally manufactures aluminium builders’ hardware range

Views - 17 Tuesday, 13 November 2018 00:36

Comark Engineers Ltd., a subsidiary of Lanka Aluminium Industries PLC specialising in design, manufacture and distribution of a range of aluminium builders’ hardware announced that their products will help to significantly reduce the costs of const

Altair sponsors 4th annual BRISLA Awards at Lord’s, London

Views - 17 Tuesday, 13 November 2018 00:35

The fourth annual BRISLA (British Sri Lankan Association) awards gala took place in the historic Long Room of Lord’s Cricket Ground in London recently with corporate sponsorship from Altair, Sri Lanka’s most recognised high rise development. One

Altair honoured with Award of Excellence at Real Estate Forum in London

Views - 24 Wednesday, 7 November 2018 09:41

Altair, the apogee of Sri Lankan high-rise construction, was presented an Award of Excellence in the ‘Luxury Condominium’ category at the International Real Estate Finance Forum and Sri Lanka Property Exhibition in London, two events at which the

Dwellings investment opportunities with Lilix Apartments

Views - 70 Wednesday, 7 November 2018 01:53

Lilix Apartments in South Melbourne has broken ground to offer a range of luxury one, two and three bed-roomed apartments to buyers and investors. Undertaken by Spec Property Group, a respected developer in the medium density and high-rise residentia

L&T builds world’s tallest statue in India

Views - 19 Wednesday, 7 November 2018 01:53

Larsen and Toubro (L&T), an Indian multinational leader in technology, construction and engineering, has completed the construction of the world’s tallest statue in India in a record time of 33 months. The 182m (597 ft) tall, the steel, concrete an

Swisstek wins ultimate international seal of quality conformity

Views - 19 Wednesday, 7 November 2018 01:52

Demonstrating its commitment to product excellence once again, Swisstek Aluminium Ltd. was recently awarded the prestigious QUALICOAT certification for its aluminium products. Swisstek Aluminium is the first and only aluminium manufacturer in Sri Lan

PropertyGuru doubles down on Southeast Asia with S$200 m funding round

Views - 29 Tuesday, 6 November 2018 00:10

PropertyGuru Group, Asia’s leading property technology group, today announced that it has secured S$200 million ($145 million) in a Series D round of funding by leading global investment firm KKR.

STI Holdings introduces helical anchoring in Sri Lanka

Views - 22 Tuesday, 6 November 2018 00:00

St. Theresa Industries (STI) Holdings, the leading manufacturer of steel fabrication and accessories used for power generation, transmission and distribution in Sri Lanka, today announced the introduction of helical anchoring, an innovative, extendab

Multilac kicks off Lead Safe Week in Dehiattakandiya

Views - 13 Tuesday, 6 November 2018 00:00

Multilac, the flagship paint brand of Macksons Holdings, participated in the International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (ILPPW) held worldwide from 21 to 27 October. Lead Safe Week provided an opportunity for organisations and institutions around t

Inaugural Foxhouze Architecture Xtudio conference paves the way for valuable industry dialogue

Views - 61 Tuesday, 6 November 2018 00:00

Foxhouze Architecture Xtudio, an innovative and crucial architecture and construction industry conference, was held on 29 October at the Grand Ballroom, Hilton Colombo. Promoted by Foxhouze, the event was presented by Forum of The World Creative Ind

Synergy of Sanken Group makes its projects valued investments

Views - 64 Tuesday, 6 November 2018 00:00

The decision to purchase an apartment is an intensely personal, but also a critical one, as it can have lasting financial and emotional repercussions. In order that the decision proves to be wise and adds value to the investor, investing in a reliabl

Deen Brothers Imports shines at Construct 2018 Awards Night

Views - 19 Monday, 5 November 2018 00:00

Deen Brothers Ltd., Matara won the Excellence Award for the best display of power tools at the Construct 2018 Exhibition, held recently at the Bandaranayake Memorial International Conference Hall in Colombo. The Awards night was held on a grand scale

Esri to modernise Cyprus’ Integrated Land Information System

Views - 28 Monday, 5 November 2018 00:00

Cyprus: The Department of Lands and Surveys, within the Ministry of Interior, signed an agreement with Esri to upgrade its current GIS, called the Cyprus Integrated Land Information System (CILIS). CILIS currently underpins all cadastre and land regi

JLL comments on Western Region Megapolis Masterplan’s sustainability and progress

Views - 40 Monday, 5 November 2018 00:00

In its monthly Compass bulletin, real estate consultancy Jones Lang Lasalle examined the relevance of the Western Region Megapolis Masterplan to Sri Lanka’s ambitions of improving citizen wealth and rapid economic growth. The statement also questio

Dubai tops in construction projects among megacities

Views - 20 Monday, 5 November 2018 00:00

Dubai tops the list of the world’s megacities for construction projects with the total value of projects in pipeline amounting to $374.2 billion, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. A total of 6,645 planned and ongoing c

Access completes construction works of Beira Lake Bridge, associated works of Cinnamon Life

Views - 55 Monday, 5 November 2018 00:00

The Waterfront Integrated Resort Project (Cinnamon Life) is one of the iconic and multi-faceted developments coming up in the city of Colombo by Water Front Properties Ltd, a subsidiary of John Keells Holdings. Access Engineering PLC, one of the emi

Visionary designer Philippe Starck visits Colombo to see progress with Sapphire Residencies

Views - 48 Thursday, 1 November 2018 00:40

By Darshana Abayasingha Sri Lanka takes its first steps into the branded residential market with the iconic Sapphire Residencies that is currently taking shape at the Galle Face Centre Road by ITC Hotels. Sapphire Residencies is designed with the be

Smart home-buyers move toward Kottawa property purchase

Views - 52 Thursday, 1 November 2018 00:39

Following on from the success of their initial 77 unit housing concept, Aspic Homes has launched its second phase of townhouse homes in Kottawa, ‘the next Colombo’ for capital gains and steep property appreciation. As a Joint Venture with the Ur

Astec Bath Touch launches brand Texel Tap

Views - 24 Thursday, 1 November 2018 00:33

Text and pix by Ruzaik Farook Bath Touch Metals Ltd. in India appointed Sole Agent in Sri Lanka Astec Bath Touch Ltd. and launched its brand Texel Tap at the Hotel Ramada Colombo recently. Bath Touch Metals Ltd. Director Girdhar Donga handed over th

Kelsey Homes celebrates 35 years of success

Views - 25 Monday, 29 October 2018 00:00

Synonymous with supreme quality housing solutions, Kelsey Homes is a pioneering property developer that has been at the forefront of Sri Lanka’s real estate industry, for the past 35 years. Working with a cohesive unit of top industry professionals

Idea Group celebrates 10th anniversary

Views - 18 Monday, 29 October 2018 00:00

Idea Group of Companies offers revolutionary roofing solutions and interior decorating solutions to all Sri Lankans.The company celebrating its 10th anniversary held an all-night Pirithchanting ceremony and blood donation campaign at its head office

Serenia Residences’ private groundbreaking celebration at Shangri-La

Views - 122 Monday, 29 October 2018 00:00

The unique luxury residences in Talpe-Galle, Serenia celebrated the commencement of construction on their project on 22 October at the Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo. Access Projects took possession of the site on 5 October and construction is now ongoing

Tiles and sanitary ware industry: Is excess protectionism hurting the end consumer?

Views - 15 Monday, 29 October 2018 00:00

Tiles and Sanitary ware Importers Association (TSIA), a core organisation established a decade ago mainly to address the grievances and to guide its members towards a fair business policy, presented the issues regarding the protection taxes enacted o

INSEE Cement extends its skills development and vocational training program to Sabaragamuwa Province

Views - 18 Thursday, 25 October 2018 00:00

INSEE Cement Sri Lanka signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Sabaragamuwa Provincial Council, extending the company’s highly commended skills development and vocational training program to a third of Sri Lanka’s nine provinces. The

Army personnel complete masons’ training at A.Y.S. Gnanam Construction Training Academy

Views - 18 Thursday, 25 October 2018 00:00

The Sri Lanka Army is a regular user of the training facilities available at the A.Y.S. Gnanam Construction Training Academy, Dambulla. It is of the view that the yeoman service offered by the Academy is a valuable contribution in support of the nat

Alston Koch applauds Excel Green Residencies’ sustainability concept

Views - 32 Thursday, 25 October 2018 00:00

Excel Green Residencies, Sri Lanka’s first fully sustainable apartment complex, introduced by Park View Holdings Ltd., was given the thumbs-up by Alston Koch – Sri Lankan of the Year, Global Entertainer of the Year, Ambassador for Climate Change

Today's Columnists

Our chit-chat – Can conversations make a nation?

Thursday, 13 December 2018

We are living through fascinating times dominated by online conversations with offline taking backstage. From the Arab spring to Yellow vests in France, the online has proven its potential and power – be it destructive or constructive! A reading o

The vote, the verdict, and the TNA ‘backstop’: Beyond ’56

Thursday, 13 December 2018

“Leader of PLOTE and TNA MP D. Dharmalingam …stated that he believes that Ranil Wickremesinghe has handed in a written assurance of several promises. …The promises are said to include agreements on constitutional amendments, freedom for poli

Xi Jinping: China’s story of Moses

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Xi Jinping’s story resembles the story of Moses in many ways. Moses (Prophet Musa as known to Muslims) though an Israeli, was adopted by the Egyptian Pharaoh. Moses was known as the Prince of Egypt, until he fell out of favour with the Pharaoh and

We don’t want an executive presidency

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

The executive presidency was established in 1978. Since then there has never been as much hope for its abolishment as there is right now. It however still requires many actors to come together to work towards its abolishment. The 20th as brought to

Columnists More