Sri Lankan Property Developers to meet global standards

Views - 23 Friday, 6 October 2017 00:00

PropertyGuru Asia Awards announced a domestic edition – a first of its kind, to be held in Sri Lanka in a bid to encourage local property dealers to reach global standards.

Sri Lanka to hold its own PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards domestic gala in 2018, opens nominations

Views - 32 Wednesday, 4 October 2017 00:00

PropertyGuru, Asia’s foremost online property company, has announced that the inaugural PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Sri Lanka) domestic gala dinner will take place at the Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo on Thursday, 12 July 2018.

Altair and SLT redefine luxury living with 100Mbps fibre broadband and smart services

Views - 19 Wednesday, 4 October 2017 00:00

Sri Lanka Telecom PLC and Indocean Developers Ltd. recently entered into an agreement that will redefine the experience of luxury living

What is a national urban policy?

Views - 25 Wednesday, 4 October 2017 00:00 In most of the world’s countries, especially in Africa and Asia, cities are growing fast. People and capital are rapidly flowing into urban centres in search of opportunity

HK most expensive for skyscraper rents, Dubai sixth

Views - 38 Wednesday, 4 October 2017 00:00

Dubai, which continues to provide an attractive real estate and business operating environment, offers the sixth most competitive global skyscraper rents averaging at $44 per sq ft, according to a report by property expert Knight Frank.

Waterproofing solution launched for construction industry by MR Seal

Views - 27 Tuesday, 3 October 2017 00:00

Property developers, architects and households are aware of the rapid decay that can occur to indoor and outdoor surfaces and household amenities when they are not properly waterproofed, preserved, treated and protected. Exposure to rain, salt and oi

INSEE Cement partners Vocational Training Authority to empower youth in Puttalam

Views - 37 Tuesday, 3 October 2017 00:00

Partnering with Vocational Training Authority(VTA), the Sri Lankan premier cement manufacturer INSEE Cement carried out career guidance fair for the youth in the Puttalam region, to select the first batch of students interested in diving into constru

RE/MAX Sri Lanka holds Achievement Award Ceremony 2017

Views - 18 Tuesday, 3 October 2017 00:00

RE/MAX, the global leader in real estate, commenced operations in Sri Lanka in April 2016. The well recognised franchise has had the most successful business model in the real estate industry for over 40 years and a significant presence in 115 countr

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

Views - 14 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 - 146 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 - 114 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 - 230 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 - 26 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 - 25 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 - 47 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 - 190 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 - 78 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 - 36 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 - 201 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 - 44 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 - 13 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 - 16 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 - 11 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 - 33 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 - 184 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 - 13 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 - 18 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 - 30 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 - 41 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 - 220 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

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Budget 2018: Will it help realise goals and targets of Vision 2025?

Thursday, 23 November 2017

The Budget 2018, besides being a budget for the forthcoming year, is another declaration of policies and plans of the Government in power. Goals The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) approved by the UN have been accepted as the goals of Budget 201

Constitutional reform – A reply to Dr. Wijeyadasa Rajapaksa

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

The lengthy article by Dr. Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe PC on constitutional reform published in the newspapers recently appears to contain several errors of fact and of law

Ranil’s reluctant tryst with truth

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Twenty years ago in 1998, Dr. Jayadeva Uyangoda writing in the periodical ‘Frontline’ traced our peculiar path of progress in the 50 years of independence

Omni-Channel Synchroniser for banks and financial institutions: An vision to simplify banking

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Today, as a society we are noticing a historical shift from cash-based transactions to digitisation of financial transactions, and from the use of traditional banking channels to e-channels.

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