Property/Construction

Prime Group proves its mettle

Views - 86 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 - 37 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 - 25 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 - 474 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 - 29 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 - 14 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 - 118 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 - 46 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 - 63 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 - 17 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 - 14 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 - 26 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 - 364 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 - 36 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 - 124 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 - 29 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 - 40 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 - 442 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 - 238 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 - 33 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 - 84 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


INSEE Ecocycle Lanka now separate company, diversifies industrial waste management solutions

Views - 71 Tuesday, 10 July 2018 00:00

INSEE Cement Sri Lanka celebrated the INSEE Ecocycle Lanka spin-off launch ceremony on 2 July at the Ecocycle Pre-processing Facility (PPF) in Katunayake followed by a post-launch function at INSEE Puttalam Cement Plant in the evening. INSEE Ecocycl


447 Luna Tower hosts luxury ‘Open Day’ at Union Place display apartment

Views - 68 Tuesday, 10 July 2018 00:00

The developer of luxury condominium ‘447 Luna Tower’ opened its doors to welcome 15 exclusive invitees to its display apartment located in the heart of Colombo 2, Union Place. After the successful conclusion of its pilot ‘Open Day’ event in


Kelani Cables PLC introduces ‘Kelani Masking Painter’s Tapes’

Views - 18 Monday, 9 July 2018 00:00

Kelani Cables PLC being the number one brand in secure electrical and communication cables in Sri Lanka constantly endeavours on innovations.


Crown Paint from UK is now in Sri Lanka, exclusively by JAT

Views - 21 Monday, 9 July 2018 00:00

One of Sri Lanka’s most successful and diversified conglomerates JAT Holdings,in partnership with Crown Paints UK,locally manufacturesan exclusive range of paints and accessorieswith international standards to suit the local market.


Dubai’s real estate transactions hit $ 30 b in 1H

Views - 23 Monday, 9 July 2018 00:00

The volume of real estate transactions in Dubai rose to 27,642, worth AED 111 billion ($ 30.2 billion) for the first half, thus reaffirming the Emirate’s attractiveness and ability to compete with global investment destinations, said a report by Du


Access Engineering starts construction work of Anuradhapura North Water Supply Project Phase 1

Views - 106 Monday, 9 July 2018 00:00

Access Engineering PLC has commenced the construction work of the Anuradhapura North Water Supply Project – Phase 1. The project is spearheaded by the National Water Supply and Drainage Board for the purpose of providing potable water in Divisional


Ground preparation, retaining wall construction nearly completed at Serenia Residences

Views - 84 Monday, 9 July 2018 00:00

The ground preparation and retaining wall construction work on Serenia Residences, the luxury development in Talpe-Galle, has already begun and is almost nearing completion.


Colombo City Centre partners with Audi to offer exclusive luxury vehicles for new residents

Views - 80 Monday, 9 July 2018 00:00

With nearly 70% of residential units already sold and the opening of Sri Lanka’s first international mall set to take place next month, Colombo City Centre has partnered with Audi through Drive One Ltd., the sole authorised dealer for the German au


OTIS Elevators chosen as exclusive partner for Capitol Twin Peaks Apartments

Views - 69 Thursday, 5 July 2018 00:00

Aitken Spence Elevators, a joint venture with Otis Elevator Company (Singapore) Ltd. and Aitken Spence PLC, was selected by Sanken Construction to become the exclusive elevator solutions provider for Capitol Twin Peaks residential apartments located


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DMK Chief “Kalaignar” Karunanidhi excelled as a Tamil film script writer

Saturday, 18 August 2018

Muttuvel Karunanidhi, known to the Tamil-speaking world as “Kalaignar” (artiste), passed away at the age of 94 in Chennai on 7 August. Karunanidhi had been Chief Minister of India’s Tamil Nadu state for a total of 19 years. He was Chief Ministe


Bangladesh could be a happy hunting ground for Lankan entrepreneurs

Saturday, 18 August 2018

Bangladesh has traditionally been hospitable to Sri Lankan entrepreneurs and fortunately, the traditional friendliness has not given way to arrogance with the country’s growing prosperity. This was acknowledged at a meeting of Sri Lankan entreprene


Warriors who fight for a larger purpose

Friday, 17 August 2018

Are women more naturally inclined to cooperation than men? Sulochana Sigera’s impassioned statement at last week’s Women in Management Awards seemed to suggest so. Addressing the under-representation of women decision-makers, Sigera pointed to th


Do we sink or swim? No Michael, row the boat ashore!

Friday, 17 August 2018

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