Congratulations!!! PDF Print E-mail

Congratulations to our newly qualified chartered surveyors in the Middle East who have successfully completed the Assessment of Professional Competence conducted by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. We wish them continued success!

  • Chaminda Suraweera (1994/ 95 Batch)
  • Dilanka Wickramasinghe (2002/ 03 Batch)
  • Dilip Saputantri (1995/ 96 Batch)
  • Omil Perera (1997/ 98 Batch)
  • PAD Pushpakumara (1992/ 93 Batch)
  • Saravanamuttu Prasanna (1999/ 00 Batch)
  • Shanmugam Thayaparan (1999/ 00 Batch)
  • Sudath Abayadeera (1991/ 92 Batch)
  • Tharmalingam Mayooran (1999/ 00 Batch)
  • Wasantha Senevirathne (2001/ 02 Batch)
 
Sri Lanka: A Land Like No Other PDF Print E-mail

The island of Sri Lanka lies in the Indian Ocean, to the southwest of the Bay of Bengal and to the southeast of the Arabian Sea. This tropical island, famous for the production and export of tea, coffee, rubber and exotic spices, was known by many names in the past. It was Tambapanni to Emperor Asoka of India, Taprobane to the Greeks and Romans, Serendib to the Arabs, Ceilao to the Portuguese, Ceylaan to the Dutch, Ceylan to the French and Ceylon to the British.

Sri Lanka is a tourist paradise with an abundance of attractions like the lovely beaches, beautiful landscapes, scenic lagoons, fertile wetlands, ecological forests, imposing mountains, bounteous rivers and waterfalls, an abundance of wildlife, inspiring heritage sites from ancient cities to colonial forts, exquisite handicrafts, world renowned gems, traditional dance and drama, colourful festivals, a vibrant culture, charming people and not forgetting the mouth watering Sri Lankan cuisine.


Video source: Sri Lanka Tourism
 
QSUM-UAE Summer Gathering 2009 PDF Print E-mail

Our members in the United Arab Emirates gathered at the Flamingo Beach Resort, Umm Al Quwain, UAE on 29th May 2009 for an adventurous summer day. The evening was well attended and well exceeded the expectations of the organisers.

The evening was full of entertainment for adults as well as kids. All participants enjoyed the evening taking boat rides, swimming, playing volleyball, participating in tug of war and many other native games, singing and dancing. Kids too enjoyed the evening watching magic show, swimming and participating in many native games.

We appreciate the enthusiasm shown by our members during this adverse economic condition. We would like to thank all members and their families for their presence amid economic turmoil, summer heat, examinations and so forth.

We would also like to thank the organisers of the event who worked tirelessly round the clock to make this event a reality.



Please see the Photo Gallery for more photos of the event.
 
Professor H.P. Siri Caldera (1934-1989) FAIQS, FCIArb, FIQSSL PDF Print E-mail

Founder of the Department of Building Economics

By Lakshman Ramanayake MSc, BSc(QS)Hons, MRICS and Kapila Ranatunga MSc, BSc(QS)Hons, MRICS

Late Professor H.P.S. Caldera was the first head of Department of Building Economics at the University of Moratuwa as well as the founder President of Institute of Quantity Surveyors, Sri Lanka. He was an internationally recognised Building Economist and Educationalist. However, he is being perhaps most remembered by the construction industry by his roles as a Chartered Arbitrator, an Expert Witness and a Consultant.

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Department of Building Economics: 25 Years of Service to the Country PDF Print E-mail
By Dr. Raufdeen Rameezdeen, Head – Department of Building Economics


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QSUM Ape Gee Padura 2015

QSUM will be organizing “Ape Gee Padura” for the 3rd consecutive on Friday, 18th September 2015 in Dubai. This will be another unique experience for the Sri Lankan classical music lovers in UAE. Further details of the show and the tickets will be available soon.

Prof. Caldera Memorial Cricket Tournament 2015

QSUM will be organizing “Prof. Caldera Memorial Cricket Tournament” for the 4th consecutive year on Friday, 27th November 2015 in Dubai. Further details of the tournament and the registration procedure for the teams will be available soon.

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Congratulations! Dr. Chandana Jayalath
Congratulations! Dr. Chandana Jayalath of 86/87 Batch on becoming fellow member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).