Osaka Heights in Kirulapone takes luxurious living to new heights

Views - 84 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 - 32 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 - 74 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 - 39 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 - 75 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 - 156 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 - 75 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 - 29 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 - 16 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 - 25 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 - 47 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 - 184 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 - 62 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 - 21 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 - 41 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 - 43 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 - 45 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 - 24 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 - 474 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 - 174 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

Pership EAL contemporary container homes for any terrain and any lifestyle

Views - 81 Tuesday, 23 July 2019 00:00

Pership EAL is a unique concept of converting shipping containers into contemporary living spaces (living and commercial buildings) and the ideal solution in achieving the desired level of creativity whilst caring for the environment and wallet. Bui

RIU concludes yet another international investor forum in UK

Views - 114 Tuesday, 23 July 2019 00:00

Research Intelligence Unit (RIU) successfully concluded its prestigious investor forum in the UK in association with the Sri Lankan High Commission in London. Under the theme of ‘Bounce Back Stronger’, it was an effort to rebuild confidence among

Sapphire Residences achieves major milestone at Galle Face

Views - 818 Monday, 22 July 2019 00:14

WelcomHotels Lanka, the developer of the iconic Sapphire Residences, has announced that construction has peaked at the 50th floor,marking it as major milestone. “This momentous milestone marks the crowning of the residential tower,” commented We

Norwegian Embassy first to take up residence at new creative space, The Veranda Offices

Views - 46 Friday, 19 July 2019 00:00

The Norwegian Embassy recently signed up with Moot Manor Ltd., becoming the first occupants of the soon to be completed M2M Veranda Offices in Colombo 2. The Ambassador and the First Secretary of the Norwegian Embassy visited the site of M2M Veranda

Serenia Residences delivers exquisite interior finishes with completion in December

Views - 220 Friday, 19 July 2019 00:00

Serenia Residences, a beachfront development along the ‘Golden Mile’ in Talpe, Galle is to-date the only southern coastal development to deliver on its promise and complete its construction on schedule. “Since the construction launch in Octobe

Award-winning TruSens room air purifiers launched by Thef:;llstop

Views - 24 Friday, 19 July 2019 00:00

A range of innovative and advanced room air purifiers from the 2019 Red Dot Design Award winning TruSens range from the USA has been launched in Sri Lanka by Thef:;llstop, the country’s only specialist in fine stationery and office products from le

Sampath promotes Sevana Housing Loan Scheme with array of repayment options

Views - 21 Friday, 19 July 2019 00:00

Sampath Bank, the growing force in Sri Lankan financial services, recently announced the launch of their all new Sampath Sevana housing loan scheme. Featuring many unique characteristics in comparison to offerings from their competitors, the Sevana

Self-powered housing model for low-income families

Views - 49 Wednesday, 17 July 2019 00:00

The Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL), the electricity sector regulator, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka on Monday to collaborate and introduce a self- powered housing model for low

Sri Lanka real estate regains momentum with international and expat markets

Views - 108 Wednesday, 17 July 2019 00:00

Following recent marketing efforts by industry leaders as well as by the Sri Lanka Tourism Board Authority (SLTBA), Sri Lanka’s many affected industries including tourism, real estate and construction have begun to see a slow regain in momentum. Fo

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