Smart home-buyers move toward Kottawa property purchase

Views - 56 Thursday, 1 November 2018 00:39

Following on from the success of their initial 77 unit housing concept, Aspic Homes has launched its second phase of townhouse homes in Kottawa, ‘the next Colombo’ for capital gains and steep property appreciation. As a Joint Venture with the Ur

Astec Bath Touch launches brand Texel Tap

Views - 35 Thursday, 1 November 2018 00:33

Text and pix by Ruzaik Farook Bath Touch Metals Ltd. in India appointed Sole Agent in Sri Lanka Astec Bath Touch Ltd. and launched its brand Texel Tap at the Hotel Ramada Colombo recently. Bath Touch Metals Ltd. Director Girdhar Donga handed over th

Kelsey Homes celebrates 35 years of success

Views - 47 Monday, 29 October 2018 00:00

Synonymous with supreme quality housing solutions, Kelsey Homes is a pioneering property developer that has been at the forefront of Sri Lanka’s real estate industry, for the past 35 years. Working with a cohesive unit of top industry professionals

Idea Group celebrates 10th anniversary

Views - 19 Monday, 29 October 2018 00:00

Idea Group of Companies offers revolutionary roofing solutions and interior decorating solutions to all Sri Lankans.The company celebrating its 10th anniversary held an all-night Pirithchanting ceremony and blood donation campaign at its head office

Serenia Residences’ private groundbreaking celebration at Shangri-La

Views - 133 Monday, 29 October 2018 00:00

The unique luxury residences in Talpe-Galle, Serenia celebrated the commencement of construction on their project on 22 October at the Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo. Access Projects took possession of the site on 5 October and construction is now ongoing

Tiles and sanitary ware industry: Is excess protectionism hurting the end consumer?

Views - 24 Monday, 29 October 2018 00:00

Tiles and Sanitary ware Importers Association (TSIA), a core organisation established a decade ago mainly to address the grievances and to guide its members towards a fair business policy, presented the issues regarding the protection taxes enacted o

INSEE Cement extends its skills development and vocational training program to Sabaragamuwa Province

Views - 37 Thursday, 25 October 2018 00:00

INSEE Cement Sri Lanka signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Sabaragamuwa Provincial Council, extending the company’s highly commended skills development and vocational training program to a third of Sri Lanka’s nine provinces. The

Army personnel complete masons’ training at A.Y.S. Gnanam Construction Training Academy

Views - 21 Thursday, 25 October 2018 00:00

The Sri Lanka Army is a regular user of the training facilities available at the A.Y.S. Gnanam Construction Training Academy, Dambulla. It is of the view that the yeoman service offered by the Academy is a valuable contribution in support of the nat

Alston Koch applauds Excel Green Residencies’ sustainability concept

Views - 50 Thursday, 25 October 2018 00:00

Excel Green Residencies, Sri Lanka’s first fully sustainable apartment complex, introduced by Park View Holdings Ltd., was given the thumbs-up by Alston Koch – Sri Lankan of the Year, Global Entertainer of the Year, Ambassador for Climate Change

Architecture Xtudio to revitalise architecture and construction industry dialogue this month

Views - 31 Thursday, 25 October 2018 00:00

Architecture Xtudio, a conference for the architecture and construction industries, will be held on 29 October from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Hilton Colombo. The event will bring together key decision makers and actors in the industry to synthesise the

Delmege wins award at Construct 2018

Views - 29 Friday, 19 October 2018 00:00

Delmege won ‘The Most Product Informative Stall’ award at the recently-concluded Construct 2018 exhibition. This recognition was bestowed upon the company at the award ceremony held to recognise the prominent exhibitors who featured their product

Design Containers opens new office in Piliyandala

Views - 36 Friday, 19 October 2018 00:00

Design Container Ltd., a leader in environmentally friendly construction in Sri Lanka through the use of containers, iron, and steel to build low cost and long lasting, high quality innovative building spaces, opened its new office and showroom at 15

Tharushi Homes wins MASSCO Business Excellence Award

Views - 26 Friday, 19 October 2018 00:00

Ajith Samantha, Managing Director of Tharushi Homes Kurunegala, a leading construction company in Sri Lanka was recently awarded the MASSCO Award for Business Excellence. The awards ceremony was held at the Ramada Hotel Colombo, under the patronage o

Global steel body hikes demand forecasts, but says risks remain

Views - 19 Wednesday, 17 October 2018 00:00

TOKYO (Reuters) : The World Steel Association on Tuesday doubled its 2018 and 2019 forecasts for growth in global demand for the material used in everything from cars to construction, but said that trade tensions were clouding the outlook for the sec

Sharp potential in condo investment for Sri Lankan expats says Iconic

Views - 61 Wednesday, 17 October 2018 00:00

Now more than ever, Sri Lankan expats overseas are eyeing real estate as an investment opportunity, according to real estate sector experts. This has come to light with the depreciation of the Sri Lankan rupee and many expatriates are looking for ap

Idea Group conferred with two more awards

Views - 23 Wednesday, 17 October 2018 00:00

Idea Group Ltd. being a Sri Lankan company has offered the local market a total solution for roof thatching and home interior décor via ‘SIVILIMA’ showrooms along with a gamut of green oriented products. The company was bestowed with two more aw

Quintessential ocean side holiday home at ‘The Loft’ Mirissa

Views - 140 Wednesday, 17 October 2018 00:00

Not content with merely subscribing to the trend of vertical living along the pristine, sandy beaches of Sri Lanka’s coast Provident Capital Ltd. recently broke ground for its latest landmark innovatory project.

RICS Sri Lanka: Elevating country’s real estate development and construction on par with global stan

Views - 169 Tuesday, 16 October 2018 00:00

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) was founded in London as the Institution of Surveyors, after a meeting of 49 surveyorsat the Westminster Palace Hotel on 15June 1868. In 1946, King George VI granted the title ‘Royal’ and in 194 wins award

Views - 28 Tuesday, 16 October 2018 00:00 web portal has won the Best Web Portal Demonstration at the Construction Exhibition 2018. is the premier house and building construction web portal which is designed to cater to all your construction requirements! It a

SLIA holds Architects’ Awards Night 2018

Views - 346 Tuesday, 16 October 2018 00:00

The Sri Lanka Institute of Architects “Architects’ Awards Night 2018”, was held at the Grand Ballroom, Hilton Colombo on Saturday 13 October. The event was graced by Architect Marina Tabassum, who is the winner of the Aga Khan Award for Archite

Access Projects breaks ground on Serenia Residences in Talpe, Galle

Views - 454 Monday, 15 October 2018 21:03

SereniaLtd. and its board of directors together with Access Projects and Project Consultants ceremoniously broke ground to kick off the construction of Serenia Residences at a special ground-breaking ceremony in Talpe, Galle.

Rocell Installers Club launches revamped loyalty program

Views - 25 Monday, 15 October 2018 21:01

The Rocell Installers Club launched a revamped loyalty program designed to uplift the lives of Sri Lankan tilers and plumbers.

Amãna Bank offers best pricing for home and apartment financing

Views - 32 Monday, 15 October 2018 20:59

As non-interest based banking gains wider popularity amongst the public, Amana Bank’s Home and Apartment financing facility has been highly sought-after with the current real-estate boom.

Bricks Developers introduces ‘Thurstan 42’

Views - 81 Monday, 15 October 2018 00:00

Bricks Developers Ltd. ventures into the rapidly growing apartment construction industry in the island with an overseas partner Zhongtian Dinghui Investment Company Ltd., which has extensive experience in its homeland.

Access Residencies unveils exquisite waterfront property ‘Aquaria’

Views - 105 Thursday, 11 October 2018 12:00

‘Aquaria’ by Access Residencies, a member of the Access Group specialised in property development, is an exquisite waterfront property conveniently located at No. 160/20, Kirimandala Mawatha, Colombo 05. The complex was unveiled under the patrona

Advantis Engineering builds state-of-the-art school in Batticaloa using upcycled shipping containers

Views - 31 Thursday, 11 October 2018 00:00

Advantis Engineering, a subsidiary of Hayleys Advantis Ltd., recently completed the design, construction and installation of the first school to be built out of shipping containers – The Headway School of Languages in Batticaloa. Utilising the comp

National Chamber seminar on ‘Changing Skyline of Colombo’

Views - 98 Thursday, 11 October 2018 00:00

The National Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with the Urban Development Authority (UDA) of Sri Lanka is conducting a seminar on Thursday 18 October from 3 to 6:30 p.m. at the Chamber Auditorium, 450, D.R. Wijewardene Mw, Colombo 10.  The U

Aedas and KWA: Project architects behind Colombo City Centre

Views - 51 Monday, 8 October 2018 00:00

Aedas, a multinational firm focused on architecture and design, together with the award-winning Colombo-based architectural and interior design firm KWA Architects, were the project architects of Sri Lanka’s latest international shopping mall, Colo

Abans promotes one-stop integrated facilities management solution through FMI

Views - 53 Monday, 8 October 2018 00:00

Abans, a leading brand and service provider has introduced an ‘Integrated Facility Management’ services arm to strengthen its existing business model in Sri Lanka.

JLL Lanka hails deregulation of real estate market as boost for foreign investment

Views - 113 Monday, 8 October 2018 00:00

Real estate consultancy JLL Lanka this week commended the passing of recent legislation pertaining to foreign ownership of land in Sri Lanka, noting that the move will provide a much-needed boost to investor confidence.

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