JAT Holdings promotes Sayerlack PU range for all that’s wooden

Views - 20 Wednesday, 23 January 2019 00:00

For tropical countries like Sri Lanka where weather patterns are constantly changing, taking care of your household can become a cumbersome task. This is why our homes, offices and buildings need paint, wood coatings and other products that are accli

Sripalie recognised at CIDA 2018 Awards

Views - 132 Wednesday, 23 January 2019 00:00

Sripalie Contractors Ltd. is the proud recipient of a Merit Award at the National Construction Excellence Awards 2018, presented by the Construction Industry Development Authority (CIDA) for the year 2018. The award was given to Sripalie Contractors

Serenia on track to hand over beachfront residences at end of this year

Views - 71 Wednesday, 23 January 2019 00:00

Sri Lanka’s luxury second home market is gaining traction as Serenia Residences moves closer every day, in keeping with their promise to hand over properties at the end of this year. Promoters refer to Serenia Residences as Sri Lanka’s first purp

Kelsey Homes launches latest apartment complex, Urban Heights, Wattala

Views - 49 Tuesday, 22 January 2019 00:00

Pioneering property developer Kelsey Homes is nearing the completion of its latest project, Urban Heights – a five-storey apartment complex comprising 16 spacious units. Located in this rapidly urbanising suburb, Urban Heights is set to serve as th

Elysian Mirissa starts 2019 on a high note with 50% sold

Views - 88 Tuesday, 22 January 2019 00:00

Elysian Mirissa, Sri Lanka’s one and only luxury, 154-unit beachfront apartment project, in Mirissa; developed by Elysian Realty Ltd., begins 2019 on a high note. As sales and construction continue steadfast due to its value for money offering, the

447 Luna Tower: A secured investment

Views - 44 Tuesday, 22 January 2019 00:00

Colombo has seen a dramatic increase in activity and development following the ending of the thirty year civil war in 2009. Much of the development has been credited to the real estate sector, which has experienced significant growth in the past five

Platinum One Suites introduces apartment-suite concept in Colombo

Views - 73 Tuesday, 22 January 2019 00:00

Together with the new yearcelebrations at the start of 2019, Platinum Realty Investments and One Hospitality Management marked the opening of Platinum One Suites, introducing the apartment-suite concept in Colombo. The property is part of a real e

Cenmetrix provides smart vehicle management solution to Citadel Residencies

Views - 107 Tuesday, 22 January 2019 00:00

Cenmetrix Ltd., leading provider of vehicle identification and access management solutions, recently partnered with Citadel Residencies to provide complete automation of vehicle entry and exit process of the Citadel apartment complex located at Bagat

Landmark Developers’ brings innovative solution with BOX IT recycled shipping containers

Views - 28 Tuesday, 22 January 2019 00:00

“How much space do you need to be happy?” For some reason, along our evolution we have come to the conclusion that “bigger is better” and that a big house is the ‘dream’. But we haven’t realised that this Dream for a house with a large

INSEE Cement offers unique customised solutions to build the nation

Views - 19 Tuesday, 22 January 2019 00:00

Sri Lanka’s foremost cement manufacturer, INSEE Cement has the proud distinction of producing cement that goes into building a third of the nation’s homes. The company is sought after by home builders for its distinctive internationally renowned

Are we sitting on a time bomb with fire risk in buildings?

Views - 37 Monday, 21 January 2019 00:00

During the past few years many multi-storeyed buildings have been constructed in Colombo and other towns. At present nearly 50 high rise buildings, each over 20 storeys high, are under construction in and around Colombo. With the pressure on land us

Lanka Property Web wins Best Digital-Integrated Campaign at SLT Zero One Awards

Views - 31 Monday, 21 January 2019 00:00

Lanka Property Web has done it again. Without stopping with its victory for the Best Website of Microsite in the Professional Services sector for 2016/2017, the Company continued its relentless drive for excellence, enabling them to win the Best Digi

‘The Residence’ and ‘The Suites’ at Cinnamon Life to be fitted with tiles by Versace Ceramics

Views - 295 Monday, 21 January 2019 00:00

Cinnamon Life, the region’s most iconic integrated development is set to embellish its two luxury apartment towers, ‘The Residence’ and ‘The Suites’ at Cinnamon Life with a range of exquisitely crafted tiles by Versace Ceramics– the g

CSCEC appointed as lead contractor for TRI-ZEN

Views - 57 Monday, 14 January 2019 00:58

Moving rapidly ahead with a major upcoming real estate development in Sri Lanka, Braybrooke Residential Towers Ltd. announced that it had appointed China State Construction Engineering Corporation Ltd. (CSCEC) as the contractor for its groundbreaking

Alston Koch teams up with Excel Green Residencies on environment preservation

Views - 36 Monday, 14 January 2019 00:57

Two of the hottest topics in building design presently are environmental sustainability and affordability. This is especially true of Excel Green Residencies situated in the administrative capital of Kotte, Sri Jayawardenapura, where affordable housi

Supremo Tile Factory bags two Business Excellence Awards

Views - 13 Monday, 14 January 2019 00:56

Supremo Tiles based in Lunuwila which has been in the business for more than three decades received two awards at the recently concluded Thambapanni Abhimani Business Excellence Awards organised by Puttalam District Chamber Of Commerce held at Suriya

Fentons crowned winners at CIDA National Awards for Construction Excellence 2018

Views - 28 Monday, 14 January 2019 00:55

Consolidating its reputation as one of Sri Lanka’s most trusted brands in engineering, Hayleys PLC subsidiary, Fentons Ltd., was presented with two awards at the recently concluded National Awards for Construction Excellence (NACE) 2018. The compa

Alumex signs on as strategic partner to Architect 2019 for 10th consecutive year

Views - 14 Monday, 14 January 2019 00:49

Helping to build a stable future fuelled by creativity and innovation, Sri Lanka’s foremost aluminium extrusion manufacturer, Alumex PLC, announced its continuing role as Strategic Partner to the country’s largest construction and architecture ex

Thamba Villas on constructing in the tropics

Views - 47 Tuesday, 8 January 2019 00:00

In his book Outliers Malcolm Gladwell, the author says you need to apply yourself for 10,000 hours to master a subject or skill. That’s five years at 50 hours a week if you allow for holidays and days off. “If I go by that rule, I am one year int

Tokyo Cement creates fresh dialogue at Society of Structural Engineers’ ‘Question Time’ Seminars

Views - 22 Tuesday, 8 January 2019 00:00

Question Time is a monthly discussion forum organised by the Society of Structural Engineers of Sri Lanka (SSE-SL), the apex body of the structural engineering fraternity. It is the platform where professional as well as student members of The Societ

Crystal Sands beachfront apartments attract high-end buyers

Views - 115 Tuesday, 8 January 2019 00:00

Luxury living is being snapped up on Sri Lanka’s southern coast with the country’s first boutique beachfront apartment complex experiencing strong sales to an impressive list of buyers, just four weeks after being released. Crystal Sands is a c

PM pledges to rebuild economy

Views - 41 Thursday, 3 January 2019 01:36

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Tuesday assured to rebuild the economy that tumbled over the past 53 days, while insisting that stabilising the rupee was a key priority of the Government›s agenda to provide equitable living standards for all

93 Fife Residencies to redefine super luxury living in Colombo

Views - 98 Thursday, 3 January 2019 01:30

The ground-breaking ceremony of the striking new residential development, 93 Fife Residencies, was held on-site at No. 93 Fife Road, Colombo 05, in close proximity to the famous Janaki Hotel, in the presence of distinguished guests, corporate VIPs, i

Serenia Residences to be completed in December 2019

Views - 64 Friday, 28 December 2018 00:00

Wake up to the sound of crashing waves, stroll on powder-soft sandy beach, head to the spa or just relax in a Jacuzzi, take a dip in the sparkling, turquoise ocean, be pampered by the Serenia’s concierge team, bask in individualised attention, dine

Capitol TwinPeaks construction continues ahead of schedule; Sanken pledges ‘timely delivery’

Views - 33 Friday, 28 December 2018 00:00

Capitol TwinPeaks, the flagship venture of the Sanken Group, located on the Beira lakefront in Colombo 2, forges forward ahead of schedule (35 floors completed) to ensure timely delivery of their investment for maximum profitability, amidst general u

SLT fibre to power new apartment complex, ‘The Mount’

Views - 103 Friday, 28 December 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) recently entered into a partnership with Evercore Properties Ltd., an organisation that is committed to enhancing the lifestyles of Sri Lankans through the construction of residential apartments and houses that promise highest

Three Sinha opens new branch in Matara

Views - 28 Friday, 28 December 2018 00:00

Three Sinha Group, one of the leading companies in the construction field to invent a number of new products to Sri Lankan market, opened its latest branch at Walgama, Matara recently. The new branch is a one-stop-shop for all products and services

Altair sponsors 147th AGM and dinner of Colombo Club

Views - 28 Thursday, 20 December 2018 00:00

The Colombo Club, one of Asia’s oldest and most prestigious social clubs, held its 147th Annual General Meeting and dinner recently with corporate sponsorship from Altair, Sri Lanka’s iconic twin tower condominium development. This was the third

Idea Group’s ‘Veera’ roofing product revamped to be available in any length

Views - 62 Thursday, 20 December 2018 00:00

The ‘Veera’ roof thatching solution of Idea Group has been revamped for the benefit of customers. ‘Veera’ roofing product can now be obtained at any length by the customers. The product was revamped to heed to requests by customers. ‘Veera

Excel Green Residencies promoted by Alston Koch among Australian property investors

Views - 45 Thursday, 20 December 2018 00:00

Excel Green Residencies (EGR) is growing in popularity with Sri Lankan and overseas investors and buyers showing a keen interest in the unique self-sustaining and highly eco-friendly concept visualised by visionary founder, Saliya Jayasooriya. Alsto

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MMDA, ACJU, politicians and women

Saturday, 16 February 2019

It is 10 years since Justice Saleem Marsoof (JSM) and his committee was appointed to review and make recommendations to reform the Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act (MMDA), passed originally in 1951 and amended in 1954, 1955, 1965 and 1969 before becom

President Trump looked for the failed idea of a wall

Saturday, 16 February 2019

The talks over the “Wall of Trump” between the US-Mexico Border Security broke down with Congressional leaders over the weekend. After the renewed call for a wall at his second State of the Union, President Donald Trump attended a political rally

‘The Man Who Would Be King’: Remembering Anura Bandaranaike on his 70th birth anniversary

Friday, 15 February 2019

‘The Man Who Would Be King’ is the title of a long tale written by Rudyard Kipling in 1888. This very popular story was made into a successful film starring Sean Connery, Michael Caine and Christopher Plummer by the well-known director John Husto

Of pseudo-democrats, discipline and the coming death of liberty?

Friday, 15 February 2019

I despair of our politicos and would-be politicians. Not that they are not all honourable men. From the honourable prime minister to the former defence secretary discharging his duty honourably after premature retirement! But that honour often dresse

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