8th certificate awarding ceremony of A.Y.S. Gnanam Construction Training Academy Dambulla

Views - 13 Tuesday, 3 October 2017 00:00

The 8th Certificate Awarding Ceremony of the A.Y.S. Gnanam Construction Training Academy was held on 24 August in Dambulla. The prestigious event saw the awarding of internationally and locally recognised NVQ Certificates to 126 Sri Lanka Army person

MHDL kicks off Rs. 2 b Heights Colombo 5 high-rise project

Views - 125 Tuesday, 3 October 2017 00:00

Millennium Housing Developers PLC (MHDL), Sri Lanka’s leading township developer, recently announced the commencement of its latest high-rise residential development project, Heights Colombo 5. As a Rs. 2 billion project, Heights Colombo 05 will fe

Colombo City Centre awarded ‘Most Promising Mixed Use Development’ at CMA Awards 2017

Views - 93 Friday, 29 September 2017 00:00

Colombo City Centre (CCC), an upcoming mixed-use venture developed by the Abans Group in collaboration with Silver Needle Hospitality

Golden Wheelbarrow for Sri Lanka’s iconic developments

Views - 225 Friday, 29 September 2017 00:00

From monumental ancient wonders to spectacular sky-scrapers, Sri Lanka has, down through the ages, shown a penchant for awe-inspiring architecture and engineering

Landmark: Changing the way you live

Views - 21 Friday, 29 September 2017 00:00

Landmark Developers Holding Ltd., a recent player in the highly-lucrative Sri Lankan property market, introduces fresh concepts and ideas stemming from a young and passionate team of professionals. A company with construction industry expertise, Land

Alulanka launches high-speed glass tempering solutions at new plant

Views - 20 Friday, 29 September 2017 00:00

Alulanka Ltd., Sri Lanka’s pioneer in building finishes, unveiled their new, state-of-the-art tempering plant, ‘Grand Tempered’ at their Bulugahagoda, Ganemulla manufacturing premises recently

Survey Dept. to identify protected lands in Sri Lanka

Views - 28 Wednesday, 27 September 2017 00:00

The Survey Department, on a request by the Central Program Management Unit of the Ministry of National Policies and Economic Affairs of which the Prime Minister is the Minister has taken initiatives to establish a comprehensive database that indicate

Walkers CML Properties unveils ‘Grace’ in Nugegoda

Views - 135 Wednesday, 27 September 2017 00:00

Walkers CML Properties Ltd., a fully owned subsidiary of MTD Walkers PLC unveils its latest upper middle income housing project ‘Grace’, in Nugegoda.

Altair links to the world with Dialog Broadband fibre

Views - 71 Wednesday, 27 September 2017 00:00

Residents of Altair, the inimitable twin tower residential high-rise nearing completion, are to be provided ‘fibre-to-home’ – a state-of-the-art high-speed fibre connectivity solution by Dialog Broadband Networks, under an agreement ratified re

JAT breaks ground at 96 Residencies

Views - 32 Wednesday, 27 September 2017 00:00

Following the success of its two previous projects, 77th on 4th, Nawala and Forest Hill Villas, Amunugama, JAT Property Group, a vertical of JAT Holdings, broke ground on its third development project, 96 Residencies, in Pagoda, Nugegoda.

INSEE Cement lays foundation stone for Galle’s first vertical cement grinding plant

Views - 193 Wednesday, 27 September 2017 00:00

Entering an important new phase in the company’s history, INSEE Cement laid the foundation stone and commenced building a $ 14 million vertical cement grinding plant in Galle recently.

Dynasty Residence Sri Lanka’s first residential apartment building to achieve LEED Certification

Views - 36 Tuesday, 26 September 2017 00:00

GVR has set a new standard in the development of luxury residential buildings in Sri Lanka by integrating environmentally friendly and sustainable features into their Dynasty Residence in Kandy. After a technically

Seylan Bank official banker at ‘Construct Exhibition 2017’ for 2nd consecutive year

Views - 12 Tuesday, 26 September 2017 00:00

Seylan Bank partnered the Construct Exhibition 2017 as the official banker for the second consecutive year. Organised by the National Construction Association of Sri Lanka (NCASL), Construct Exhibition is the largest construction exhibition in Sri La

Korea’s Asia Culture Center in Gwangju holds Geoffrey Bawa-Valentine Gunasekera Exhibition on Archit

Views - 14 Tuesday, 26 September 2017 00:00

An exhibition on the work of Sri Lanka’s master architects Geoffrey Bawa and Valentine Gunasekera titled ‘Architectural Modernism in Sri Lanka: Geoffrey Bawa-Valentine Gunasekera’, hosted by the Asia Culture Center (ACC) and produced by the Asi

Thyssenkrupp, Tata Steel agree to forge Europe’s No. 2 steelmaker

Views - 9 Monday, 25 September 2017 00:00

ESSEN, Germany/MUMBAI (Reuters) - Germany’s Thyssenkrupp and India’s Tata Steel agreed last week to merge their European steel operations, creating the continent’s No.2 steelmaker with revenues of 15 billion euros ($18 bln).

Institute of Builders launch green credit card

Views - 31 Monday, 25 September 2017 00:00

Ceylon Institute of Builders (CIOB) the pioneer which actively promotes green constructions in Sri Lanka together with Hatton National Bank (HNB) launched a green credit card for people engaged in the construction industry as well as for professional

Architects must work with brand strategists

Views - 181 Monday, 25 September 2017 00:00

The Institute of Architects which drives continuous professional development among its members invited business personality Dr. Rohantha Athukorala, the President/Group CEO of Coral

UltraTech Cement supports annual session of Society of Structural Engineers

Views - 10 Monday, 25 September 2017 00:00

Demonstrating its commitment to the nation’s engineering and construction field, UltraTech Cement Ltd. sponsored the Society of Structural Engineers’ Sri Lanka Annual Session 2017 at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel Colombo recently.

National Chamber seminar on ‘Construction Industry and the Way Forward’ on 28 Sept.

Views - 15 Monday, 25 September 2017 00:00

The National Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with the Construction Industry Development Authority (CIDA), will hold a seminar on the construction industry on 28 September from 3.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m. at the National Chamber Auditorium, No. 450 D

Piling, diaphragm wall construction for ODEL Mall awarded to Access Engineering

Views - 26 Friday, 22 September 2017 00:00

Access Engineering PLC, the leading engineering company in Sri Lanka is scoring well in the area of piling and the construction of diaphragm walls. The company was recently awarded with the contract package 01 for the pilling works and the constructi

Capitol TwinPeaks model apartment now open

Views - 38 Friday, 22 September 2017 00:00

Capitol Developers, the company developing the iconic Capitol TwinPeaks, has unveiled its model apartment to the public for viewing.

Mahogany Masterpieces opens new showroom

Views - 210 Friday, 22 September 2017 00:00

Instilling unbridled passion into the craft of producing timelessly stunning works of art destined to add unique style to any interior space, Mahogany Masterpieces expands its presence with the opening of its brand new store at No 87 Dickmans Road Co

Access Lifestyle hosts CEO of Duravit Germany on inaugural visit to Sri Lanka

Views - 16 Friday, 22 September 2017 00:00

Access Lifestyle Ltd. specialises in providing high quality bath ware products and exceptional services around the country which has built strong relationships and high recognition within very narrow time limits.

Access Engineering re-draws Colombo’s skyline with Capital Heights

Views - 620 Thursday, 21 September 2017 00:00

Construction of the 242-unit ‘Capital Heights’ luxury apartment project commenced on 18 September, when Blue Star Realties Ltd., a member of Access Engineering PLC, formally received China State Construction Engineering Corporation Ltd., (CSCEC)

Urbanisation and megacities important engines of economic growth; financing a key challenge

Views - 70 Thursday, 21 September 2017 00:00

Experts yesterday said urbanisation and cities are expected to play a crucial role as vital engines of economic growth while insisting that financing mega development projects was a key challenge faced by most developing economies in the Asia Pacific

Interactive and collaborative conference: “Citizen’s Engagement in Tomorrow’s City” in Kandy

Views - 20 Monday, 18 September 2017 10:08

As part of the FOCUS series of conferences organised by the French Embassy in Sri Lanka and the Maldives, the above event will be held on 18 September in collaboration with the Agenceconsulaire de France à Kandy, Alliance Francaise de Kandy and the

Kelani Cables introduces wire calculator mobile app

Views - 9 Monday, 18 September 2017 10:08

Kelani Cables PLC introduced the wire calculator mobile app, a mobile phone app that helps selecting right electrical cables for varied purposes. The product is pioneered in Sri Lanka by Kelani Cables PLC, Sri Lanka’s number one brand in electrical

Industry stalwarts positive onreal estate investment opportunities

Views - 22 Monday, 18 September 2017 10:07

Sri Lanka needs better investor friendly legislation to attract more foreign investors – was the general consensus by industry experts at the recently concluded Investor Forum Sri Lanka, organised by the leading property website

Millennium Housing forges ahead with successful completion of ‘Heights Edmonton Road’

Views - 28 Monday, 18 September 2017 08:10

Millennium Housing Developers PLC (MHDL), Sri Lanka’s leading township developer, recently announced the successful completion of its inaugural high rise development ‘The Heights Edmonton’.

Real Estate Investment Trusts hold potential to drive growth, job creation and FDI in Sri Lanka

Views - 33 Monday, 18 September 2017 08:05

Global real estate consulting powerhouse Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) called for a re-evaluation of the regulatory and legal mechanisms around Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) as a vital first step towards their introduction into the domestic market

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Bringing beedi into tax net can yield Rs. 40 b in revenue

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Last week, the Financial Times quoted an AFP article that stated Sri Lanka will start regulating the toddy industry to boost tax revenues from the informal sector. This same principle should be applied to the beedi trade, which has also grown unabate

Grade 5 Scholarship examination and the future of the country

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

The Grade 5 scholarship examination results have been released recently. Although this is known as the “Mothers’ exam,” the mentality of the children can be well articulated when children come from the examination halls after the exams. Today w

Need for tax reforms: Government should not lose it this time but go for them early

Monday, 23 October 2017

In the first economic policy statement, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe made a number of pledges related to taxes and tax reforms. One was that the Government would review whether the tax concessions given to investors have really delivered the e

Lessons from Geneva

Saturday, 21 October 2017

‘Mission Impossible – Geneva’ is an inspiring account of developments at the Human Rights Council in Geneva when Dayan Jayatilleka was our Permanent Representative there. It is written by his wife Sanja, which provides for fascinating insights

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