Future of building envelopes (façades) in Sri Lanka

Views - 586 Wednesday, 30 January 2019 00:13

A ‘façade’ is the external envelope or face of a building which includes pretty much everything above ground level on its external enclosure. These are commonly identified as curtain wall, aluminium or stone cladding, glazing, renders, masonry w

Home Lands inaugurates Anuradhapura branch

Views - 21 Wednesday, 30 January 2019 00:12

With the view of offering well-developed land plots for the housing needs of the people in North Central Province, Home Lands Holding Ltd. launched its newest branch in Anuradhapura, the capital city of the province, on 24 January.

Access Engineering wins 3 awards at National Awards for Construction Excellence 2018

Views - 40 Wednesday, 30 January 2019 00:10

Access Engineering PLC, one of the foremost engineering companies in Sri Lanka, was recognised with Excellence Awards for Construction Performance at the most coveted National Awards for Construction Excellence – 2018, held at BMICH on 20 December

Newest Macktiles showroom opens in Panadura

Views - 22 Wednesday, 30 January 2019 00:01

The newest Macktiles showroom opened at No. 309 Galle Road, Panadura on 4 January 2019. It was opened at 10 a.m. by Macksons Holdings Group Chairman Milfer Makeen with the participation of the Group’s Managing Director Mizver Makeen and members of

Clearpoint Residencies becomes highest-rated green building in Sri Lanka

Views - 257 Friday, 25 January 2019 00:00

Clearpoint Residences, Rajagiriya, has been awarded with the Platinum Rating Certification under the GREEN Rating System for Built Environment, at the Annual Green Building Awards Ceremony 2018 held at Earls Regency Hotel, Kandy last week. This pres

UK house prices make weakest start to year since 2012

Views - 18 Wednesday, 23 January 2019 00:00

London, REUTERS: Asking prices for British property are rising at the slowest pace since 2012 amid ongoing Brexit worries, property website Rightmove said on Monday. Rightmove’s data suggested a continuation of the weakness in British house prices

BOI signs agreement for $ 14.8 m new apartment complex in Colombo 3

Views - 73 Wednesday, 23 January 2019 00:00

The Board of Investment of Sri Lanka (BOI) signed an agreement with HNJ Towers Ltd. to build a mixed development project located at R. A. De Mel Mawatha, Colombo-3. The agreement was signed on behalf of the Board by BOI Chairman Hemasiri Fernando. HN

JAT Holdings promotes Sayerlack PU range for all that’s wooden

Views - 41 Wednesday, 23 January 2019 00:00

For tropical countries like Sri Lanka where weather patterns are constantly changing, taking care of your household can become a cumbersome task. This is why our homes, offices and buildings need paint, wood coatings and other products that are accli

Sripalie recognised at CIDA 2018 Awards

Views - 155 Wednesday, 23 January 2019 00:00

Sripalie Contractors Ltd. is the proud recipient of a Merit Award at the National Construction Excellence Awards 2018, presented by the Construction Industry Development Authority (CIDA) for the year 2018. The award was given to Sripalie Contractors

Serenia on track to hand over beachfront residences at end of this year

Views - 79 Wednesday, 23 January 2019 00:00

Sri Lanka’s luxury second home market is gaining traction as Serenia Residences moves closer every day, in keeping with their promise to hand over properties at the end of this year. Promoters refer to Serenia Residences as Sri Lanka’s first purp

Kelsey Homes launches latest apartment complex, Urban Heights, Wattala

Views - 73 Tuesday, 22 January 2019 00:00

Pioneering property developer Kelsey Homes is nearing the completion of its latest project, Urban Heights – a five-storey apartment complex comprising 16 spacious units. Located in this rapidly urbanising suburb, Urban Heights is set to serve as th

Elysian Mirissa starts 2019 on a high note with 50% sold

Views - 153 Tuesday, 22 January 2019 00:00

Elysian Mirissa, Sri Lanka’s one and only luxury, 154-unit beachfront apartment project, in Mirissa; developed by Elysian Realty Ltd., begins 2019 on a high note. As sales and construction continue steadfast due to its value for money offering, the

447 Luna Tower: A secured investment

Views - 60 Tuesday, 22 January 2019 00:00

Colombo has seen a dramatic increase in activity and development following the ending of the thirty year civil war in 2009. Much of the development has been credited to the real estate sector, which has experienced significant growth in the past five

Platinum One Suites introduces apartment-suite concept in Colombo

Views - 120 Tuesday, 22 January 2019 00:00

Together with the new yearcelebrations at the start of 2019, Platinum Realty Investments and One Hospitality Management marked the opening of Platinum One Suites, introducing the apartment-suite concept in Colombo. The property is part of a real e

Cenmetrix provides smart vehicle management solution to Citadel Residencies

Views - 117 Tuesday, 22 January 2019 00:00

Cenmetrix Ltd., leading provider of vehicle identification and access management solutions, recently partnered with Citadel Residencies to provide complete automation of vehicle entry and exit process of the Citadel apartment complex located at Bagat

Landmark Developers’ brings innovative solution with BOX IT recycled shipping containers

Views - 49 Tuesday, 22 January 2019 00:00

“How much space do you need to be happy?” For some reason, along our evolution we have come to the conclusion that “bigger is better” and that a big house is the ‘dream’. But we haven’t realised that this Dream for a house with a large

INSEE Cement offers unique customised solutions to build the nation

Views - 29 Tuesday, 22 January 2019 00:00

Sri Lanka’s foremost cement manufacturer, INSEE Cement has the proud distinction of producing cement that goes into building a third of the nation’s homes. The company is sought after by home builders for its distinctive internationally renowned

Are we sitting on a time bomb with fire risk in buildings?

Views - 45 Monday, 21 January 2019 00:00

During the past few years many multi-storeyed buildings have been constructed in Colombo and other towns. At present nearly 50 high rise buildings, each over 20 storeys high, are under construction in and around Colombo. With the pressure on land us

Lanka Property Web wins Best Digital-Integrated Campaign at SLT Zero One Awards

Views - 40 Monday, 21 January 2019 00:00

Lanka Property Web has done it again. Without stopping with its victory for the Best Website of Microsite in the Professional Services sector for 2016/2017, the Company continued its relentless drive for excellence, enabling them to win the Best Digi

‘The Residence’ and ‘The Suites’ at Cinnamon Life to be fitted with tiles by Versace Ceramics

Views - 322 Monday, 21 January 2019 00:00

Cinnamon Life, the region’s most iconic integrated development is set to embellish its two luxury apartment towers, ‘The Residence’ and ‘The Suites’ at Cinnamon Life with a range of exquisitely crafted tiles by Versace Ceramics– the g

CSCEC appointed as lead contractor for TRI-ZEN

Views - 98 Monday, 14 January 2019 00:58

Moving rapidly ahead with a major upcoming real estate development in Sri Lanka, Braybrooke Residential Towers Ltd. announced that it had appointed China State Construction Engineering Corporation Ltd. (CSCEC) as the contractor for its groundbreaking

Alston Koch teams up with Excel Green Residencies on environment preservation

Views - 57 Monday, 14 January 2019 00:57

Two of the hottest topics in building design presently are environmental sustainability and affordability. This is especially true of Excel Green Residencies situated in the administrative capital of Kotte, Sri Jayawardenapura, where affordable housi

Supremo Tile Factory bags two Business Excellence Awards

Views - 21 Monday, 14 January 2019 00:56

Supremo Tiles based in Lunuwila which has been in the business for more than three decades received two awards at the recently concluded Thambapanni Abhimani Business Excellence Awards organised by Puttalam District Chamber Of Commerce held at Suriya

Fentons crowned winners at CIDA National Awards for Construction Excellence 2018

Views - 37 Monday, 14 January 2019 00:55

Consolidating its reputation as one of Sri Lanka’s most trusted brands in engineering, Hayleys PLC subsidiary, Fentons Ltd., was presented with two awards at the recently concluded National Awards for Construction Excellence (NACE) 2018. The compa

Alumex signs on as strategic partner to Architect 2019 for 10th consecutive year

Views - 23 Monday, 14 January 2019 00:49

Helping to build a stable future fuelled by creativity and innovation, Sri Lanka’s foremost aluminium extrusion manufacturer, Alumex PLC, announced its continuing role as Strategic Partner to the country’s largest construction and architecture ex

Thamba Villas on constructing in the tropics

Views - 53 Tuesday, 8 January 2019 00:00

In his book Outliers Malcolm Gladwell, the author says you need to apply yourself for 10,000 hours to master a subject or skill. That’s five years at 50 hours a week if you allow for holidays and days off. “If I go by that rule, I am one year int

Tokyo Cement creates fresh dialogue at Society of Structural Engineers’ ‘Question Time’ Seminars

Views - 27 Tuesday, 8 January 2019 00:00

Question Time is a monthly discussion forum organised by the Society of Structural Engineers of Sri Lanka (SSE-SL), the apex body of the structural engineering fraternity. It is the platform where professional as well as student members of The Societ

Crystal Sands beachfront apartments attract high-end buyers

Views - 180 Tuesday, 8 January 2019 00:00

Luxury living is being snapped up on Sri Lanka’s southern coast with the country’s first boutique beachfront apartment complex experiencing strong sales to an impressive list of buyers, just four weeks after being released. Crystal Sands is a c

PM pledges to rebuild economy

Views - 48 Thursday, 3 January 2019 01:36

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Tuesday assured to rebuild the economy that tumbled over the past 53 days, while insisting that stabilising the rupee was a key priority of the Government›s agenda to provide equitable living standards for all

93 Fife Residencies to redefine super luxury living in Colombo

Views - 163 Thursday, 3 January 2019 01:30

The ground-breaking ceremony of the striking new residential development, 93 Fife Residencies, was held on-site at No. 93 Fife Road, Colombo 05, in close proximity to the famous Janaki Hotel, in the presence of distinguished guests, corporate VIPs, i

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No more stones to break Sri Lankan bones

Friday, 19 April 2019

Trial by fire is not a new ordeal to Christian community. It predates Notre Dame and Nazism by millennia. In fact, a decade or so before Nero torched believers to light Roman avenues, Jewish religious leaders put Jesus-followers to the test as the Ch

Wounding the social psyche

Friday, 19 April 2019

In this article, I intend to discuss the serious wounds inflicted on the psyche of Sri Lankan society, which have not received adequate attention, but need immediate cure, for they might develop into a dangerous cancer if not treated without further

What 5G could be to Game of Thrones (and vice versa)

Friday, 19 April 2019

We will be hearing a lot about these two seemingly unrelated topics this month. In a hurriedly but meticulously organised event, Dialog Axiata recently demonstrated 5G applications for the first time in South Asia. 5G will be commercially available

On time – Only for a week! A must-change!

Thursday, 18 April 2019

We are in April and the month where we witness the declaration of a new year as per our traditional practice. It is that period of time when a huge majority of our population, which certainly can be counted in millions, intends to act in unison and q

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