Construct Exhibition 2019 Committee Chairman

I am privileged and honoured to write this message as the incumbent chairman of the National Construction Association of Sri Lanka on the occasion when the Association is holding the Sri Lanka’s No one Construction Exhibition for the 19th consecutive year on 23 rd , 24 th and 25 th August at Sirimavo Bandaranaike Exhibition Centre.

The local construction sector has witnessed a slowdown in the recent past given the reserved outlays on infrastructure projects by government of Sri Lanka. However, sector expected to benefit in the medium to long term from large scale government of Sri Lanka – led projects such as the Colombo International Financial City, Central Expressway and the multi project Western Province Megapolis coupled with increased private construction activity (i.e. leisure and property development projects). Construction related material manufacturers are expected to benefit from the construction of large scale infrastructure projects in the medium to long term. Development of the Colombo Port City and Hambantota Port Industrial Zone anticipated being key drivers for construction material demand post in 2019.

The country is home for over 3500 registered domestic construction firms and the Construction Development Authority has categorized these companies as grade CS2, CS1 & C1 – C10 while taking into account the company’s financial assets, technical capabilities and field specific experience.

“Construct 2019” is a highly recognized construction related exhibition encapsulating the latest state of the art technologies and products used in the industry. I believe that the “Construct 2019” will be a unique concept for promoting and creating links amongst the stake holders and be a vibrant networking platform and resource centre for all construction industry related players in the South Asian region. The participants at this exhibition will be able to view all aspects in construction and infrastructure development, including the heavy machinery and equipment and gain substantial knowledge and awareness. I also take this opportunity to thank the sponsors, exhibitors, media and all those who have played a role in organizing the exhibition and for their whole hearted support. Whilst applauding the tireless efforts of the members of the organizing committee of Construct 2019 in presenting “Construct 2019”, Sri Lankas No 1 Construction exhibition, most prestigious building and construction Exhibition in South Asia Region. I sincerely wish Construct 2019 all success.

Mr. Susantha Liyanarachchi – Chairman

Construct Exhibition 2019 Committee Chairman

On behalf of National Construction Association of Sri Lanka (NCASL), the Main Organization in the country for the development of the construction industry in Sri Lanka, I take great pleasure in welcoming you to “Construction 2019”.

NCASL is proud to hold the most recognized key exhibition in the South Asian Region since its inception. Over the last 18 years, the Exhibition has gained in prominence and is today considered to be the No 01 Sri Lanka’s Construction exhibition. The “Construct 2019” will provide many opportunities to all the major players of the construction industry and other allied industries to showcase their products & services to potential customers, decision makers, business people, construction professionals, consultants and general public.

Mr. N.G.K.Karunawansa – Deputy Chairman of Construct Committee