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Prime Land Residencies posts PAT of Rs. 1.15 billion for 9 months

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Prime Lands Residencies PLC has made a profit after tax (PAT) of LKR 1,158 million for the 9-month period ended FY 2021/22 while maintaining a profit after tax of LKR 450 million for Q3 of FY 2021/22.

Commenting on the results, Co-Chairman Brahmanage Premalal said, “It has been a remarkable achievement for us in the third quarter as this has been achieved during such a turbulence period.  This portrait the trust and confidence placed on Prime Lands Residencies PLC by our customers who we are extremely grateful for. Moreover, this is also a significant achievement to us in terms of achieving our shareholder’s expectations as we exceeded the forecast given to our investors at the IPO launched this year.  These numbers signify that we will be ending the financial year with a remarkable achievement. Further Prime Lands Residencies PLC has lined up with upcoming projects in key locations such as properties adjoining the Kurunegala highway entrance, Peliyagoda highway entrance, Seeduwa/ Katunayake highway entrance with lagoon veiw, Nuwera-eliya within city limits, Borella Chandraleka Mawatha are few projects to look forward to for year 2022”.

Among the highlights reported by the Company for the third quarter of 2021/22 is a revenue generation of LKR 2.6 billion. The company’s earnings per share (EPS) during the 9-month period was LKR 1.28. “Our brand equity is strong. As a real-estate developer, we have earned the highest trust. This is due to our completion and handing over of thirty-six (36) Apartment developments and building strong credentials along the way,” Co-Chairperson Sandamini Perera added.

“The availability of relatively low-cost financing opportunities from banks and financial Institutions on prevailing low interest rates together with real estate, which has been a secured investment with high return on investment, has increased the demand for real estate. In fact, Prime Lands Residencies PLC became the only real estate developer in the country to have its issuer rating of [SL] A-(Stable) re-affirmed by ICRA Lanka Ltd, a group company of Moody’s Investors Services,” she added.

Prime Lands Residencies has made a profit before tax of LKR 514 million in Q3 of FY 2021/22 reporting a profit after tax of LKR 450 million. There is also a nine percent (9%) increase in revenue over Q2FY22.”

The company while maintaining a Gross Profit Margin of 29.87% in 3Q of 2021/22, has also recorded a Return on Equity (ROE) of 18.78%, a Net Profit Margin of 18.25% and a Return on Assets (ROA) of 7.46% for the same period signifying a strong showing as it moves into 4Q. This demonstrates an increase of 58% In comparison to the previous year Q3 with a profit after tax of LKR 285 million.



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Wing Commander (Retd.) D. Pradeep S. Kannangara elected president, Industrial Security Foundation

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The Industrial Security Foundation (ISF) which acts as the sole organization in Sri Lanka to represent the Private Security industry having incorporated by an Act passed in the Parliament, Act No. 51 of 1999, elected Wing Commander (Retd.) Pradeep Kannangara as its President for the years 2022/2023 at its 30th annual General Meeting which was held at the PIM Auditorium in Borella. Wing Commander Pradeep Kannangara was appointed President while 14 other members were appointed to the Executive Committee, strengthening the ISF in order to drive and uplift the standards of the private security industry in Sri Lanka.

He has served on the ExCo consecutively since 2012 under four different presidents where he held the positions of Senior Vice President during the last three consecutive years. He has also been a committed member of the ISF and was awarded prestigious coveted FISF title due to his many valuable contributions to the organization and the Private Security Industry in Sri Lanka in 2012.

Wing Commander Kannangara’s journey into private security began after a successful career in the Sri Lanka Air Force for over 24 years where he served in many capacities finally being the Officer Commanding of the Special Air Borne Force. A recipient of the Ranasura Padakkama (RSP) Gallantry award for his bravery, sacrifices and service to the nation by the President of the Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka in 1990. He holds a Master’s in business management from the Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia too and serves as a Board Director in AB Securitas (Private) Limited in Sri Lanka and AB Securitas Bangladesh Limited.

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Kitchen & Bedroom reaffirms its partnership with Häfele Sri Lanka

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(L-R) Pawan Singh- General Manager Sales & Marketing at Hafele Sri Lanka, Jurgen Wolf- Managing Director Hafele South Asia, Dr. Sacquaff- Group CEO Kitchen & Bedroom, and Manish Mahajan, Director Sales Hafele South Asia

Kitchen & Bedroom, a name synonymous in the interior designing and furniture sector in the country recently celebrated its long-standing partnership with Häfele Sri Lanka during the latter’s 12th year anniversary celebratory event, reaffirming its ambitious plans to further strengthen and explore the numerous opportunities available here.

Häfele Sri Lanka, part of Häfele India which is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Hafele Global network, is a technology partner for various projects and initiatives of Kitchen & Bedroom. Both the companies operate in the interior design space, sharing their cumulative knowledge and expertise to provide extensive and personalized solutions catering to domestic requirements.

‘We take great pride in our association with Häfele Sri Lanka having exchanged and collaborated on many projects both commercial and household. We share similar values such as providing high quality, sustainable, functional and customized solutions to our customers, and most importantly to guide them through every aspect and step of the project and how best we could bring out their desired design,’ said Dr. Sacquaff, Kitchen & Bedroom Group CEO.

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DSI strengthens its islandwide presence with three new showrooms

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Amid the prevailing economic hardships faced by Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka’s premier footwear brand DSI recently expanded its islandwide presence in the country with the opening of three new showrooms in Kahawatta, Akuressa, and Chavakachcheri, with the aim of offering greater access to its diversified product range to a wider customer base.

Gracing the special occasion, the showrooms were declared open by D. Samson & Sons (Pvt.) Ltd. Managing Director Thusitha Rajapaksa, in the presence of Director Asanka Rajapaksa, General Manager Pradeep Samarathunga, National Sales Manager – Retail Sales Naleen Weerawardana, invitees, and well-wishers.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Thusitha Rajapaksa stated: “We are excited about expanding DSI wings to three new locations. Despite the ongoing economic conditions of the country, we took a call to take a proactive measure to expand our islandwide presence. While it has been a challenge, the commitment and hard work of our team has made it possible to serve our loyal customers better, and we are confident that we will be able to continue these efforts in the future as well.”

DSI is renowned for its well-trained staff who offer exceptional customer service. The three new DSI showrooms prioritize providing a unique service and customer support to make purchasing further convenient for the customer.

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