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Having arrived in Sri Lanka in 1505, Portuguese explorers quickly established a foothold via their trading relationship with the kingdom of Kotte. In 1521 an uprising in the kingdom saw King Vijayabahu VII’s three sons mutiny and kill their father in a bid for power, in what would become known as the “Spoiling of Vijayabahu”. Soon afterwards,...

Articles & Analysis | Tips for your trip to Sri Lanka from The Report: Sri Lanka 2017

 

ETIQUETTE: Business settings remain formal with small cultural nuances, but leeway is given to foreigners in this respect. While men normally shake hands with other men, and women with women, some women may not wish to shake hands with a man outside of family circles. It is best to wait and see if a...

Articles & Analysis | Sri Lanka Hotel Listings from The Report: Sri Lanka 2017

 

HILTON COLOMBO 2 Sir Chittampalam A Gardiner Mawatha Colombo 2 T: +94 112 544 644 F: +94 112 544 657 www.colombo.hilton.com colombo.reservations@hilton.com Rooms: 142 Hilton Guest rooms, 92 deluxe rooms, 61 executive rooms, 37 suites. Business & Conference Facilities: 24-hr secretarial services, fax, internet, printing, scanning, spiral...

 

A surge in construction activities is in the process of transforming the island’s economy and skylines. However, it will be more likely to achieve sustained success if it is backed up by a ready supply of quality, low-cost, and domestically produced materials.

 

In recent years Sri Lanka’s real estate market has experienced intensifying demand for grade-A office and commercial space from both domestic and foreign establishments. Such space is scarce in the capital and almost non-existent outside Colombo. Although several projects expected to supply a large amount of premium commercial space are in the...

 

Referred to by one industry stakeholder as one of the most promising in Asia, Sri Lanka’s real estate sector is experiencing unprecedented levels of growth. Although Colombo’s high-end luxury property such as hotels, condos and retail outlets comprise the main draw, other areas – such as Galle and Colombo’s suburbs – are also receiving...