Top ranking Multilac dealers rewarded with visit to Japan

Views - 14 Thursday, 20 December 2018 00:00

Thirty-one top performing Multilac dealers who achieved beyond their targets in 2018 were rewarded with an unforgettable visit to Japan recently. Some of the prime dealers were accompanied by their family members. The group experienced the exciting s

Sripalie Contractors wins Construction Sector Runner-up Award at NBEA 2018

Views - 30 Thursday, 20 December 2018 00:00

Sripalie Contractors Ltd emerged as runner-up in the Construction Sector category at the 15th edition of the prestigious National Business Excellence Awards 2018, organised by the National Chamber of Commerce. The awards were presented at a gala cer

Cinnamon Life’s Suites tower topped off!

Views - 60 Wednesday, 19 December 2018 00:00

Iconic integrated development Cinnamon Life recently completed the structure of the ‘Suites tower’, which comprises of 39 floors. A topping off ceremony was held on site to celebrate this key milestone. The Suites tower is part of the 4.5 mi

Boutique apartment Elegant 16 ready to welcome residents

Views - 45 Wednesday, 19 December 2018 00:00

Ekroma announced that its new age, boutique residential development, Elegant 16, is now completed. This maiden project by Ekroma Realtors introduces boutique apartments to Colombo’s skyline, reshaping urban living. Poised to welcome residents by D

Special home loan offering from DFCC for TRI-ZEN buyers

Views - 44 Wednesday, 19 December 2018 00:00

A recent partnership between DFCC Bank and John Keells will facilitate flexible and affordable payment terms exclusively for John Keells Properties’ customers. The exciting new loan package from DFCC, available exclusively for John Keells Propertie

Colombo’s condominium conundrum

Views - 206 Wednesday, 19 December 2018 00:00

Colombo’s condominium market has reached an inflection point. In 2010, fueled by prospects of future demand for high rise living, developers scrambled to invest in real estate on an unprecedented scale. Today, the initial exuberance has dried and

Investors in luxury still bullish on Sri Lanka

Views - 211 Tuesday, 18 December 2018 00:00

With aspirations to invigorate and inspire luxury hospitality in the region, Sri Lanka-based The Plantation Luxury Villas announced the launch of its newest development of luxury villas, at an event held at The Heritage Café in Galle on Thursday, 13

MillionSpaces emerges as largest marketplace for event venues with 1,000 listings

Views - 21 Thursday, 13 December 2018 00:00

MillionSpaces, a novel platform that lets users discover and book hundreds of unique spaces online, recently listed a total of 1,000 spaces on its website, just under a year after its launch in December 2017. With 1,000 unique listings and counting,

How engineers are straightening the Leaning Tower of Pisa

Views - 15 Thursday, 13 December 2018 00:00

PISA, AFP: “It’s still straightening,” said engineer Roberto Cela, gazing at the Leaning Tower of Pisa gleaming in the autumn sunshine of northern Italy. “And many years will have to pass before it stops.” The gravitationally-challenged lan

Grit Property Group goes global and widens scope for international investment

Views - 23 Thursday, 13 December 2018 00:00

Grit Property Group, the property investment experts after its success in Australia, expands its real estate investment offerings to key overseas properties in UK, USA, Canada, Europe, Thailand and Malaysia including Australia, giving its investors m

‘The One – Sri Lanka’ project’s The Ritz – Carlton Tower hits 24 floors in record time

Views - 1463 Thursday, 13 December 2018 00:00

Developers of ‘The One – Sri Lanka’ project The One Transwork Square Ltd. announced that it has completed 24 floors of the 80-floor hotel and residential tower in “record time” by early December. Meanwhile, The One Transworks Square has fu

Serenia Residences sees healthy demand from foreign and local investors

Views - 101 Thursday, 13 December 2018 00:00

Serenia Residences in Talpe, Galle comprising of 47 beachfront apartments set on a 100 meters of a private beach, including two and three bedroom residences, two garden villas with private plunge pools and three duplex penthouses, with all 47 residen

ICC expands condo developments from Nilaveli to Galle

Views - 92 Thursday, 13 December 2018 00:00

2016 saw the birth of Oceanfront Condominiums, the brainchild of International Construction Consortium Ltd Chairman and co-founder Harsha De Saram. Upon witnessing the success of beachfront vacation condominiums in the coastal areas of Australia and

UTE Engineering wins Gold at Construct 2018 Awards

Views - 19 Monday, 10 December 2018 03:12

Sri Lanka’s leading engineering solution’s company United Tractor & Equipment Ltd., showcased its unmatched leadership in the construction industry through its service offerings, winning multiple prestigious awards at the recently concluded Const

Jaffna University team wins INSEE-IESL Concrete Challenge 2018

Views - 21 Monday, 10 December 2018 03:08

INSEE Cement in partnership with the Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka (IESL) announced the winners of the INSEE-IESL Concrete Challenge 2018 at the Galle Face Hotel during the Techno 2018 Engineering and Technology Exhibition Awards Ceremony. The a

SLIA signs MoUs with key sponsors for 2019 Annual Sessions

Views - 46 Monday, 10 December 2018 02:59

The 37th Annual Sessions of the Sri Lanka Institute of Architects (SLIA) are scheduled to be held from 20-24 February 2019 at the BMICH Colombo comprising a series of events including the prominent ‘A’19- Members’ Work and Trade Exhibition’ b

Tokyo Cement Group, only cement company acclaimed amongst Business Today TOP 30 for 2018

Views - 19 Monday, 10 December 2018 02:56

Tokyo Cement Group has been ranked amongst the Business Today TOP 30 of the year 2018, reinstating its dominance in the construction industry in Sri Lanka.This is the second consecutive year Tokyo Cement Group’s performance is being highlighted amo

Sotheby’s International Realty to take SL residential developments, ultra-homes global

Views - 91 Thursday, 6 December 2018 01:10

The Sotheby’s International Realty (SIR) global team was present in Sri Lanka recently for the marketing launch of its inaugural project, the iconic Sapphire Residences by ITC, which is being marketed to a global audience by Sri Lanka Sotheby’s I

JAT Holdings celebrates 25 years of transforming spaces

Views - 37 Thursday, 6 December 2018 01:09

With a promise of ‘Transforming Spaces’, diversified conglomerate JAT Holdings has been true to their promise and celebrates 25 years of transforming lives through their products and services in 2018.

Crystal Sands set to enter Sri Lanka’s property market in luxurious fashion

Views - 269 Thursday, 6 December 2018 01:08

Crystal Sands is set to enter Sri Lanka’s property market in luxurious fashion. The exclusive condominiums are situated on a stretch of tranquil beach in-between two of Sri Lanka’s hottest tourist destinations – Hikkaduwa and Galle. With just 2

Capitol TwinPeaks announces December deadline on purchase of customisable duplexes

Views - 52 Tuesday, 4 December 2018 00:00

Capitol TwinPeaks, a venture under Sanken Group, located at Union Place, Colombo 2, offers customers the option of customisable duplexes, available for selection until mid-December 2018. The twin 50-storey, interlocking skyscrapers are an architectu

Trina Solar launches Trinahome in Sri Lanka

Views - 62 Tuesday, 4 December 2018 00:00

Trina Solar, the global leader in total energy solutions, last week launched its Trinahome solar system into Sri Lanka. The launch coincided with ‘The Solar Show’ at the Sri Lanka Exhibition and Convention Centre from 28-29 November. Top manage

JAT Holdings sponsors gala SLIA Awards Night 2018

Views - 27 Tuesday, 4 December 2018 00:00

One of Sri Lanka’s fastest growing diversified conglomerates JAT Holdings was recently the proud sponsor of the prestigious Sri Lanka Institute of Architects (SLIA) Awards Night 2018. The gala awards ceremony was held at the Hilton Colombo and was

Experience the luxuries of everyday living at The Residences at One Galle Face

Views - 138 Tuesday, 4 December 2018 00:00

The Residences at One Galle Face recently commemorated a project milestone of initating apartment handovers to the respective home owners. To mark the occasion, the prestigious luxury apartment complex hosted a preview of their expansive Clubhouse pr

Serenia Residences construction on schedule; completion by December 2019

Views - 164 Wednesday, 28 November 2018 00:00

With completion as promised on track by December 2019, Serenia Residences is making quick progress each day. After a mere seven weeks since the ground breaking, a lot has been achieved on the construction front. The next important milestones is the

Tamba Villas says good things are going fast

Views - 42 Wednesday, 28 November 2018 00:00

In 1824 a tea plant was smuggled to Ceylon by the British from China. 43 years, later in 1867, a British planter called James Taylor started the first tea plantation. This marked the beginning of the tea industry in Sri Lanka. Today Sri Lanka is the

Emerging markets real estate platform Lamudi receives investment from Ringier AG and Axel Springer

Views - 31 Wednesday, 28 November 2018 00:00

Lamudi Sri Lanka, one of the leading real estate platforms, has announced that the company has recently welcomed media and digital marketplaces companies Ringier AG and Axel Springer as new strategic investors. Both companies will share a seat in th

Three Sinha opens state-of-the-art showroom in Matara

Views - 31 Wednesday, 28 November 2018 00:00

Three Sinha Industries Ltd. in a bid to introduce its novel concept in roller doors and shutters, swing gates, aluminum fabrications, steel buildings, solar panels, fireproof doors and kitchen units to southern Sri Lanka opened a state-of-the-art sho

ITC Sapphire uber-luxury residences launched in London

Views - 44 Friday, 23 November 2018 00:00

ITC Hotels unveiled their uber-luxury ‘Sapphire Residences’ located in the heart of Colombo to an international audience comprising real estate and investment communities, Sri Lankan diaspora and the media at London’s prestigious Dorchester Hot

Capitol TwinPeaks poised to be Colombo’s prime real estate opportunity for 2019/2020

Views - 42 Friday, 23 November 2018 00:00

Capitol TwinPeaks, a venture under Sanken Group, located at Union Place, Colombo 2, is poised to be Colombo’s prime real estate opportunity for 2019/ 2020 based on 3-factor analysis: location, time, and quality. Real estate investment involves a r

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Discipline and the devil’s disciples

Monday, 18 February 2019

That coach who repeatedly slapped a boy under his care has generated a storm of controversy on social media. On one side are aunties, bleeding hearts, civil rights champions et al who are outraged or at the very least shocked or surprised. On the oth

SL growth profile: Arrest moving down the staircase immediately to avoid hard landing on the floor

Monday, 18 February 2019

Strong message in the Sri Lanka Development Update 2019 Sri Lanka Development Update for 2019 was released by the World Bank last week. This document contains a review by the bank’s residential staff of the present state of the country’s economy

Prudential banking and saga of MTD Walkers

Monday, 18 February 2019

The matters referred to in the article under this title published in the Daily FT (15 February) are spotlighted in more detail under this scrutiny. While the general attention of the public remains more focused on recently arrested underworld kingpin

Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe’s empty rant

Monday, 18 February 2019

Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe (WR) has joined President Sirisena’s reckless verbal onslaught on the Constitutional Council (CC) that was set up by the 19th Amendment (Daily Mirror 15 February). I use “verbal onslaught” intentionally since, as

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