Top sustainable construction projects focus on local context and enhancing communities.

One of Sri Lanka’s largest steel manufacturers, CN Steel affirmed its commitment to produce fine quality steel bars and rods of high yield strength using the state-of-the-art QST technology by Thermex, the globally recognised German company that produces steel designed to suit all construction needs that vary from homes and high-rise buildings to bridges and other infrastructural projects.

The First Ferry, a Dubai based international boutique design office with offices in London, Singapore, Hong Kong and India was recently awarded the design for apartment 5509 which is owned by a young and dynamic couple.

Thousands of children can start the new school year with a must-have accessory - a school bag autographed by Sri Lanka’s cricketing icon Kumar Sangakkara, thanks to an exciting promotion launched by Asian Paints, one of the top five decorative paints companies in the world.

Children in estates managed by Regional Plantation Companies (RPCs) are now in the trained, capable and caring hands of 1,350 Child Development Officers (CDOs), 563 of them with nationally-recognized Diplomas.

Astoria, the luxury condominium project by AVIC International was ceremoniously opened for sales on 21st November 2014.

Economic growth requires stable environments, efficient institutions, functioning markets and access to sustainable financial services but most of all it is well-trained people who are at the centre of all economic progress.

Alpha Industries, one of the leading furniture manufacturers in Sri Lanka, is bringing back the ‘Alpha Swap and Save' promotion, giving their valued customers the opportunity to upgrade their homes with brand new furniture.

Office employees across the globe are increasingly working from remote locations.

The plantation industry must move from the present unsustainable wage system to a win-win system of ‘guaranteed livelihoods’ which has already yielded successful results at several plantations for the industry to survive, a veteran planter points out.

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) SME Development Programme together with Sri Lanka Standards Institute (SLSI), Sri Lanka Food Processors’ Association (SLFPA) and Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC) will be jointly hosting the SME Pavilion at BMICH Hall C from 3-7 December 2014. Background is the 50th Anniversary of SLSI.