Property/Construction

Crown Paint from UK is now in Sri Lanka, exclusively by JAT

Views - 29 Monday, 9 July 2018 00:00

One of Sri Lanka’s most successful and diversified conglomerates JAT Holdings,in partnership with Crown Paints UK,locally manufacturesan exclusive range of paints and accessorieswith international standards to suit the local market.


Dubai’s real estate transactions hit $ 30 b in 1H

Views - 26 Monday, 9 July 2018 00:00

The volume of real estate transactions in Dubai rose to 27,642, worth AED 111 billion ($ 30.2 billion) for the first half, thus reaffirming the Emirate’s attractiveness and ability to compete with global investment destinations, said a report by Du


Access Engineering starts construction work of Anuradhapura North Water Supply Project Phase 1

Views - 146 Monday, 9 July 2018 00:00

Access Engineering PLC has commenced the construction work of the Anuradhapura North Water Supply Project – Phase 1. The project is spearheaded by the National Water Supply and Drainage Board for the purpose of providing potable water in Divisional


Ground preparation, retaining wall construction nearly completed at Serenia Residences

Views - 96 Monday, 9 July 2018 00:00

The ground preparation and retaining wall construction work on Serenia Residences, the luxury development in Talpe-Galle, has already begun and is almost nearing completion.


Colombo City Centre partners with Audi to offer exclusive luxury vehicles for new residents

Views - 289 Monday, 9 July 2018 00:00

With nearly 70% of residential units already sold and the opening of Sri Lanka’s first international mall set to take place next month, Colombo City Centre has partnered with Audi through Drive One Ltd., the sole authorised dealer for the German au


OTIS Elevators chosen as exclusive partner for Capitol Twin Peaks Apartments

Views - 94 Thursday, 5 July 2018 00:00

Aitken Spence Elevators, a joint venture with Otis Elevator Company (Singapore) Ltd. and Aitken Spence PLC, was selected by Sanken Construction to become the exclusive elevator solutions provider for Capitol Twin Peaks residential apartments located


Minister Amunugama Chief Guest at 5th Green Building Awards ceremony

Views - 45 Thursday, 5 July 2018 00:00

Dr. Sarath Amunugama, Minister of Science, Technology, Research, Skills Development & Vocational Training and Kandyan Heritage, was the Chief Guest at the 5th Green Building Awards Ceremony held at Ramada Hotel, organised by the Ceylon Institute of B


Sri Lanka Sotheby’s International Realty celebrates signing of ultra-prestige Sapphire Residences

Views - 138 Thursday, 5 July 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka Sotheby’s International Realty has appointed as global marketing agents for the ultra-prestige residential development Sapphire Residences at Colombo 1, by WelcomHotels Lanka Ltd. (WLPL), Sri Lanka – a 100% subsidiary of ITC Ltd., India


Experts calls on Govt. intervention to manage exorbitant construction costs in SL

Views - 89 Thursday, 5 July 2018 00:00

By Charumini de Silva Top experts recently called on the policy makers to intervene to manage the exorbitant construction costs in Sri Lanka, to ensure availability of affordable housing for the people. “Sri Lanka’s construction costs are extreme


Seylan leads Rs. 1b syndicated loan partnering DFCC to fund Ariyana Resort Apartment Project

Views - 106 Monday, 2 July 2018 00:00

Seylan Bank PLC has arranged a syndicated credit facility of Rs. 1 billion to Home Lands Skyline Ltd. – a leading real estate developer in Sri Lanka. Seylan Bank PLC as the major lending party for the Syndicated Loan Agreement is partaking the fina


‘The One’ adds glamorous heights to Porsche 70th anniversary

Views - 43 Monday, 2 July 2018 00:00

With luxury performance and technological innovation prompting ultimate pleasure when behind the wheel of the world’s leading sports car, ‘The One’– Sri Lanka’ billed to augment the expansive skyscape of Colombo by 2021, added absolute glit


Sri Lanka improves ranking on JLL’s Global Transparency Index

Views - 100 Monday, 2 July 2018 00:00

Global real estate consultancy Jones Lang La Salle (JLL) launched the 10th edition of the Global Real Estate Transparency Index this month.


7th Construction Expo opens today

Views - 26 Friday, 29 June 2018 00:49

Sri Lanka’s premier Construction Expo bringing together both local and international suppliers and service organisations in the building, construction, engineering and architecture industry will open today at BMICH and go on until Sunday daily from


Complete solar solution for homeowners Trinahome coming soon to Sri Lanka

Views - 56 Friday, 29 June 2018 00:00

With the endorsement of the Government as per the Renewable Energy Policy to diversify into renewable energy sources, required incentives and assistance has been provided for renewable energy resource


Minister Amunugama Chief Guest at Green Building Awards

Views - 21 Friday, 29 June 2018 00:00

Minister of Science, Technology, Research, Skills Development and Vocational Training and Kandyan Heritage Dr. Sarath Amunugama will be the Chief Guest at the fifth Green Building Awards Ceremony on 30


Sri Lanka Wood International Expo in Sept.

Views - 19 Friday, 29 June 2018 00:00

The demand of global markets for high-value wood products is an important factor for raising the value of wood. Demands for furniture items, for example, are estimated to increase sharply this year. Therefore


ACL Cables Fire Guard brand celebrates 13 years of success

Views - 30 Friday, 29 June 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka’s No. 1 cable manufacturer, ACL Cables PLC, has been in the forefront of the local cable industry earning a strong following in the market and continuously providing customers with innovative and high quality produ


‘Construct 2018’ to be unveiled in Colombo

Views - 33 Friday, 29 June 2018 00:00

Construct 2018, Sri Lanka’s No. 1 construction exhibition, will be held from 24-26 August at the Sirimavo Bandaranaike Memorial Exhibition Centre (SBMEC) in Colombo, Sri Lanka. This three-day comprehensive event is uneq


MTD Walkers in high-gear to execute on large order book

Views - 76 Tuesday, 26 June 2018 00:00

The management of MTD Walkers PLC reports that it has begun gearing-up its operations to deliver on a strong order book of large scale, long-term infrastructure projects in several sectors.


Construct Expo kicks off on Friday

Views - 31 Tuesday, 26 June 2018 00:00

The last weekend of June will hold Sri Lanka’s premier Construction Expo bringing together both local and international suppliers and service organisations in the building, construction, engineering and architecture industry.


National Housing Week kicks off

Views - 18 Tuesday, 26 June 2018 00:00

The National Housing Week was kicked off with the declaration of National Housing Day on 23 June marking the birth anniversary of late President Ranasinghe Premadasa.


New Chairman at Cement Corp.

Views - 96 Tuesday, 26 June 2018 00:00

Reyyaz Salley (second from right) yesterday assumed duties as the new Chairman of Sri Lanka Cement Corporation.


New luxury apartment ‘The Mount’ introduces inclusive lifestyle at Mount Lavinia

Views - 126 Tuesday, 26 June 2018 00:00

Evercore Properties Ltd. announced the launch of ‘The Mount’, a luxury apartment complex situated in the heart of Mount Lavinia.


‘Apartments only 1.7% of Colombo’s living units’: Altair Director Pradeep Moraes

Views - 128 Tuesday, 26 June 2018 00:00

Contrary to popular perception, apartments currently account for only 1.7% of Colombo’s residential facilities despite the scarcity of land to cater to rapid urbanisation, an industry leader has disclosed.


Rhino sponsors SLIA Archpedia seminar

Views - 24 Monday, 25 June 2018 00:00

The country’s leading chrysotile fibre cement roofing manufacturer sponsored the SLIA Archpedia seminar session 2018 held at the Sri Lanka Institute of Architects Auditorium on 14 June. Rhino’s Group Marketing Manager Priyantha Jayasinghe said:


PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Sri Lanka) 2018 finalists for historic Colombo gala revealed

Views - 191 Monday, 25 June 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka’s best developers are now officially finalists for the second annual PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Sri Lanka) competition, which is being held for the very first time in Colombo on 12 July.


Best of upscale urban living all under one roof

Views - 63 Friday, 22 June 2018 00:00

Overlooking the Beira Lake in the central business district of the city, Colombo City Centre is rapidly taking shape as an


7th Construction Expo begins next week

Views - 27 Friday, 22 June 2018 00:00

The ‘Construction Expo’ will be held on 29 and 30 June and 1 July at BMICH, bringing together both local and international


Trina Solar to introduce efficient one-stop solution residential solar installation kit in SL

Views - 764 Friday, 22 June 2018 00:00

Trina Solar, the leading total solution provider for solar energy around the world, just launched their products


447 Luna Tower announces partners

Views - 125 Thursday, 21 June 2018 00:00

The developer of luxury condominium – ‘447 Luna Tower’ – Union Place Apartments Ltd., a member of Belluna Co. Ltd., Japan in alliance with Asia Capital PLC, is scheduled to be completed in 2020 and is poised to be the only condominium in th


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Accessibility at buildings and places – Indispensable need to enjoy civil rights

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Have you not yet realised that the chances are now very high that at any stage or any moment in life, for a short time or for a long time, for different reasons, you or your loved ones could experience physical and/or sensory impediments, and fall in


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Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Periodically the tourism industry is in the habit of coming up with some interesting name to describe a new emerging trend or situation in the industry. Sometimes the phenomena is not new, but has become relevant and topical enough to ‘package’ a


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Wednesday, 26 September 2018

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Laurels of ‘Living Together’: Refreshing reflections

Tuesday, 25 September 2018

It was a memorable evening with a mega gathering for a meaningfully different reason. It was not just another book launch with ego-boosting speeches about the author. It was also not an event where a popular politician coming late and preaching about


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