Sripalie Contractors completes year 2017 with blaze of glory

Views - 27 Tuesday, 16 January 2018 00:00

Sripalie Contractors Ltd. completed yet another successful year by registering a robust performance and winning a multitude of awards in various national awards schemes in 2017. Sripalie Contractors, since its humble beginning in 1971 as a regional,

UltraTech Cement presents key research findings at Structural Engineering and Construction Managemen

Views - 46 Thursday, 11 January 2018 00:11

Demonstrating its commitment to the nation’s engineering and construction field, UltraTech Cement Ltd. actively participated at the recently-concluded 8th International Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction Management 2017’, whic

Kandy property market is growing; tourism to benefit from new highway

Views - 106 Thursday, 11 January 2018 00:11

Kandy has often played second fiddle to Colombo and its suburbs’ property market, however is gaining in popularity recently due to the Central Expressway coming up and as more Kandyan expats look to buy property back home. Although in the shadows

JAT reigns supreme in accolade-filled 2017

Views - 19 Thursday, 11 January 2018 00:10

JAT Holdings Ltd. successfully concluded an accolade filled 2017, including Managing Director Aelian Gunawardene winning the prestigious Platinum award at the 22nd Sri Lankan Entrepreneur of the Year 2017. JAT also took home the Provincial Gold Awa

INSEE rewards loyal customer with Rs. 1 m worth of Sanstha Cement

Views - 15 Thursday, 11 January 2018 00:10

Athek Barata Cementhi, the last major consumer campaign implemented for 2017 by INSEE Cement, saw an overwhelming response from individual homebuilders island-wide, with Chandika Rajapaksha from Kaleliya, Meerigama, walking away with the grand prize

Dubai’s real estate transactions top $77.5b in 2017

Views - 14 Thursday, 11 January 2018 00:07

Dubai’s real estate market registered solid growth in 2017 with the total transactions surging to more than Dh285 billion ($77.5 billion) through 69,000 real estate transactions, said the annual transactions report released by the Dubai Land Depart

Hong Kong property market shatters price records for 13th straight month

Views - 21 Tuesday, 2 January 2018 00:00

Hong Kong (Reuters): Hong Kong’s private home prices broke historic records for the 13th straight month in November, with the ascent showing no immediate signs of ending and analysts expecting the rise to continue into next year. Private home price

2017 breaks new records in skyscraper completions worldwide

Views - 33 Tuesday, 2 January 2018 00:00

More buildings of 200-m height or greater were completed in 2017 than in any other year, with a total of 144 completions, marking the fourth consecutive record-breaking year, according to a recent report by The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Hab

Speed Land expands ‘Speed City’ concept to Kurunegala

Views - 51 Tuesday, 2 January 2018 00:00

Speed Land Ltd., a leading company in the real estate sector in Sri Lanka, launched its three latest housing development projects under the ‘Speed City’ concept at Kurunegala recently. While one of the projects has been undertaken at Wehera in cl

Sripalie Contractors wins Merit award for construction sector at NBEA 2017

Views - 27 Tuesday, 2 January 2018 00:00

Sripalie Contractors Ltd., with more than 30 years of a successful business entity as an unconventional construction company with C1 grade in Building Construction and ISO9001:2008 certified company is providing building construction solutions in Sri

Samson Rajarata Tiles wins at 2017 National Business Excellence Awards

Views - 25 Tuesday, 2 January 2018 00:00

Samson Rajarata Tiles Ltd. was acclaimed the Winner in the Chemicals, Ceramics and Glass Manufacturing category at the recently concluded National Business Excellence Awards organised by the National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka (NCCSL). The NCCS

Homelessness to digital IDs: five property rights hotspots in 2018

Views - 10 Thursday, 28 December 2017 00:00

MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The global fight over land and resources is getting increasingly bloody and the race for control of valuable assets is expanding from forests and indigenous territories to the seas, space and databanks. Here are

Delhi world’s 7th most expensive premium office location, Mumbai 16th

Views - 16 Thursday, 28 December 2017 00:00

Delhi figures among the world’s top-10 most expensive locations for premium office rents, according to JLL’s latest report, and Mumbai in the top-20. The findings reveal that the most expensive premium office rent in the world is in Hong Kong, fo

Fast-growing real estate sector: The need to provide support services to make it sustainable

Views - 266 Thursday, 28 December 2017 00:00

The Sri Lankan real estate is going through a positive phase of transition in the process of its development. It is gradually moving towards becoming more organised. This has largely been possible due to the entry of international real estate players

Keys of Sri Lanka’s first oceanfront condos handed over to owners

Views - 73 Friday, 22 December 2017 00:00

Oceanfront Condos, Sri Lanka’s very first beach-front, serviced, luxury, leisure apartments located in Nilaveli, officially handed over the keys to its owners recently.

Charter House re-launches Grohe showers and products from powerhouse brands

Views - 77 Friday, 22 December 2017 00:00

Premium specialist in bathware, sanitaryware, kitchenware and industrial solutions, Charter House International, an acquisition of Analytical Instruments (AIPL) Group

Three Sinha Group of Companies receives 2 Gold at Sri Lankan Entrepreneur Awards

Views - 11 Friday, 22 December 2017 00:00

Three Sinha Group of Companies, an organisation that constantly strives to break new barriers in the roller door industry

Häcker SMART kitchen range from Germany unveiled in partnership with Singer Sri Lanka

Views - 3022 Friday, 22 December 2017 00:00

Häcker SMART, an inventive and efficient new kitchen range was unveiled in partnership with Singer Sri Lanka PLC at the Life Style exhibition 2017.

Experience the boutique apartment lifestyle with Ekroma’s Elegant 16

Views - 17 Friday, 22 December 2017 00:00

A BOI-approved real estate and development company, Ekroma Realtors hopes to encourage a lifestyle that exudes style,

Access Engineering redefining luxury living!

Views - 475 Friday, 22 December 2017 00:00

Sri Lanka’s real estate landscape has been undergoing rapid changes since the country reaped the peace dividend few years ago.

JAT partners UK Crown Paints

Views - 15 Monday, 18 December 2017 00:00

One of the top conglomerates in Sri Lanka, JAT Holdings has revolutionised the paint industry having partnered with highly-renowned British paint maker, Crown Paints to introduce a wide range of premium interior and exterior emulsion paints.

Ultra-premium private beachfront residences and 5-star boutique hotel in Talpe Galle readies for lau

Views - 78 Monday, 18 December 2017 00:00

Serenia Ltd. with a vision of being an ultra-premium beachfront resort living mixed development company has engaged A-Design studio; to bring their distinctive design elements to the iconic 47 apartment beachfront residential development and 10 roome

Capital Heights extends validity of early bird offer up to 31 March 2018

Views - 42 Monday, 18 December 2017 00:00

The early bird offer which was announced at the launch of Capital Heights which was originally valid up-to 31 December 2017 has now been extended for sales that will be concluded up to 31 March 2018.

Sri Lanka Institute of Architects sings MoU with key sponsors for Annual Sessions 2018

Views - 35 Monday, 18 December 2017 00:00

The Sri Lanka Institute of Architects (SLIA) and its key sponsors for the Annual Sessions 2018 event signed the Memorandum of Understanding on 11 December at Galadari.

North Central Province has the most affordable land prices

Views - 154 Friday, 15 December 2017 03:04

According to the Land Affordability Index compiled by the leading property website, which compares...

CCI Council members hold monthly council meeting at Port City Colombo

Views - 28 Friday, 15 December 2017 03:03

The Council members of the Sri Lanka Chamber of Construction Industry (CCI) made an observational visit to the Port City Colombo construction site...

Global Housing & Real Estate unveils ‘Aurora Residencies’ in Battaramulla

Views - 65 Friday, 15 December 2017 03:02

One of the topmost construction companies in Sri Lanka, Global Housing & Real Estate Ltd. has commenced the construction of its newest...

Sanken Group’s Capitol Developers completes one year of Capitol TwinPeaks

Views - 34 Friday, 15 December 2017 03:01

Sanken Construction is going full steam ahead with the construction of the iconic Capitol TwinPeaks and in fact is well ahead of...

Colombo sees no slowdown of apartments coming up

Views - 51 Wednesday, 13 December 2017 00:00

There has been an increase in the number of apartment projects in Colombo and Greater Colombo areas, according to data compiled by leading property website

Dusit Thani Beachfront Balapitiya says 50% of Phase 1 sold out

Views - 102 Tuesday, 12 December 2017 00:00

By Shannon Jayawardena Dusit Thani Beachfront Balapitiya last week said that 50% of Phase 1 of the project has been sold out. The beach front high-rise property that consists of 560 apartments will be constructed under three stages. While the proper

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