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July2016

Jayamal Dias joins Altair as Head of Sales, Marketing

July 28, 2016

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Indocean Developers, the promoter of the Altair twin tower high rise, has announced the appointment effective July 15, of Jay Dias as Head of Sales and Marketing.

Dias was till recently Head of Sales for City Hotels at Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts and was previously the Director Sales and Marketing at the John Keells Subsidiary Asian Hotels & Properties PLC (Cinnamon Grand Colombo).

Announcing the appointment, Indocean Developers Director Jaideep Halwasiya said it signifies the company’s long-term commitment to Sri Lanka and its interest in further investments beyond Altair.

“Jay has developed an impressive contact base in the high net worth segment, has interacted extensively with individuals in this segment and understands the high-end property market,” Indocean Developers Director Pradeep Moraes said. “While significantly strengthening our sales and Marketing team, his presence will enhance our capacity to explore new opportunities in Sri Lanka.”

Educated at Royal College, Colombo and the holder of a Bachelor’s Degree in Banking and Finance from the University of London, Jay Dias has also acquired professional training in Change Management from Harvard Business Publishing and in Conceptual Selling and Strategic Selling from Miller Heiman.

At John Keells, he led sales and marketing activities for the Group’s city sector properties Cinnamon Grand, Cinnamon Lakeside and Cinnamon Red, and was a member of John Keells’ General Management Committee where all strategic decisions are made with regard to the Group’s Leisure sector.

Prior to John Keells, Dias was attached to the apparel sector with Avery Dennison (A fortune 500 Company) in the capacity of Global Account Manager.

“Altair is by far the most exciting and game-changing property development in Sri Lanka today, and I am delighted to be part of it,” Dias said. “It represents a defining benchmark in luxury high rise living not just for Sri Lanka, but for the South Asian region, and is a dream product to market and sell.”

Designed to be a new echelon in contemporary living in Sri Lanka, Altair will also bring a new dimension in aesthetics to Colombo’s skyline. It is intended to be a one-of-its-kind development in South Asia in terms of architectural design, structural engineering, and living experience.

Indocean Developers is a venture of the six conglomerates that make up the South City Group, which brings together over 150 years of cumulative development experience. The constituent partners of the Group have completed 50 million square feet of real estate development and currently have another 20 million square feet of space under construction.

Extracted from Daily News

Altair joins CandleAid Lanka to help families affected by the recent floods

July 22, 2016

Tiseke Watte is a plot of low lying land bordering a tributary of the Diyawanna Oya Lake, on which 42 low income families live. These families make a living mainly as household helpers or by doing various odd jobs for contractors and service providers. The recent bout of flood washed away what little these families had, and caused their homes to collapse. To make matters worse, the concave nature of the land hindered floodwaters from receding, leaving Tiseke Watte in a muddy, battered state. Tiseke Watte received a total funding of Rs. 500,000 from three donors connected to CandleAid Lanka. Rs. 400,000 from Altair and We Are One Lanka was used to purchase roofing sheets and planks, while the remaining Rs. 100,000 from Altair staff was used to purchase chairs and stools.

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Altair sponsors Spring Scientific Meeting of Lankan doctors in UK

July 13, 2016

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Extracted from Lanka Business News
Altair, Sri Lanka’s iconic twin tower high rise development, sponsored the 2016 Spring Scientific Meeting of the Sri Lankan Medical & Dental Association (SLMDA) UK, an event attended by medical professionals of Sri Lankan origin resident in the UK.

The President of the British Medical Association Professor Sir Sabaratnam Arulkumaran was the Guest of Honour at this event, and delivered the keynote speech on ‘Human rights and health with illustrative cases.’ The technical sessions were followed by lunch, the association’s AGM and a dinner dance at which Sri Lanka’s cricketing legend Kumar Sangakkara was also a Guest of Honour.

Inaugurated in 1982 and formerly known as the Sri Lankan Doctors Association, the SLMDA is the largest charitable organisation of professionals from a Sri Lankan background in the UK. It has a fully paid membership of more than 450 doctors and dentists, an affiliated Spouses Forum and an equally large and active Youth Forum of young doctors and medical and dental students.

Pictured here (from left) are Dr Melani Weerasuriya, President of the SLMDA, Guest of Honour Professor Sir Sabaratnam Arulkumaran, Pradeep Moraes, Director Indocean Developers and Kumar Sangakkara at the dinner dance at the Park Inn Hotel, Heathrow.