Power behind the NCASL is industry people. The major decisions and directions are made by an executive committee an elected volunteer Board of Directors from across the country. These efficient gentlemen's are the driving force behind the organization.
The NCASL Board of Directors is made up of 34 members, eleven of which are appointed by each of the eleven provincial and 22 from the list of Association members, 06 persons are elected on the Executive Committee and three additional directors complete the group. Each position on the Board is a one-year term. The Board of Directors meets face to face once a month and the Executive Committee meets on a quarterly basis. Board meetings are held several times throughout the year.
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 18th consecutive year on 24th, 25thand 26th August at Sirimavo Bandaranaike Exhibition Centre.
This year happens to be a very vital year for the construction industry since this year’s exhibition theme “ Inno-Smart Sri Lanka” illustrates several landmark construction projects that have taken off the ground, which on completion will impact extensively on the countries development and in turn the economy. There are several mega projects in Colombo are under construction like the 7 star luxury Archilon, projects in the pipeline, and Hotel complexes under construction in different paths of Sri Lanka is a huge boost to the Construction Industry as well as to the Tourism Industry. Furthermore the many apartment complexes under construction and once again some more in the pipeline, like the new harbour city will further make Colombo an important destination in South Asia.
The other large scale construction projects such as Megapolis (The city of Dreams) Colombo International Financial City, Extension of Southern Expressway Phase 3, contributed towards the development of the construction sector.
Our mission is to reflect these vast strides made in the construction industry at the “CONSTRUCT 2018” while exhibiting the latest construction trends, technologies and progress through our exhibitors. I am also thankful to the international exhibitors for exposing to Sri Lanka the latest global trends in the construction field at the Construct 2018 exhibition which I am sure would immensely benefit the domestic constructors to be in par with the global competitors. 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, the exhibitors, the media and all those who have played a role in organizing the exhibition and for their whole hearted support. Finally, I will be failing in my duties if I do not extend my grateful thanks to the members of the organizing committee of Construct 2018, for the excellence in their professional planning and also for thriving hard through the years to achieve the goal in making the Construct, Sri Lanka’s No 1 Construction Exhibition and Best Exhibition in South Asia Region.
I wish the Construct 2018 all success
Deshamanya S.P. Liyanarachchi is the Immediate Past Chairman of National Construction Association of Sri Lanka. He was the Chairman of NCASL during the period 2013-2016. He was the 1st vice chairman in 2009-2011 and Chairman of the Western Branch of NCASL during the period of 2010-2013. His service towards the Association was mind-blowing. During his period of Chairmanship, the association received many valued government tenders such as Mahindodaya (Technical Laboratory Project) where the members of NCASL was benefited unanimously. Deshamanya S P Liyanarachchi has served as a trustee of Construction Guarantee Fund (CGF) and as a member of the National Advisory Council for construction industry. He serves as a member of National Hospital Committee, National eye hospital committee, Human rights organization, Lions club of Diyawannawa and Leo club program as an advisor. He is also the Managing Director of Thilini Builders (PVT) Ltd and had won the confidence of his clients due to the quality and work done and timely completion of the projects undertaken.
Deshabandu Susantha Liyanarachchi is the 1st Vice Chairman of the National Construction Association of Sri Lanka. He was appointed as a Branch chairman of the Southern Branch of NCASL during the period of 2010-2012 and also worked as an active Director in the Director Board of NCASL. He served as the secretary of the NCASL board during the years 2010 and 2011 and as the 2nd vice chairman of NCASL during the period of 2012-2014.Since the year 2012 he was an active committee member of Construct Exhibition which is annually conducted by NCASL and currently he is heading the position as the Deputy Chairman of Construct Exhibition Committee.He is also an active director of the Advanced Construction Training Academy (ACTA) which is a Training arm of NCASL. He is a committed and an enthusiastic personality in the association and had serviced in many important committees of the NCASL.Deshabandu Susantha Liyanarachchi is also the Managing Director of the Tharushi Builders and Company.
Currently Mr.M D Paul is the 2nd Vice Chairman of National Construction Association of Sri Lanka.He was an active member in the Director Board of NCASL and also in the Western Branch for a longer period of time. Mr. Paul became the Chairman of Western Branch in the year 2015. He is an outspoken person who advocates adoption of correct procedures especially when managing funds.He is also an active committee member of the Construct Exhibition which is the single most important event organized by NCASL.He is also the Managing Director of the Darinton Construction (Pvt) Ltd.
Mr.Pubudu Kamal Perera is holding the post of Hony Secretary of National Construction Association of Sri Lanka for the second consecutive year.He was the Hony treasurer of the NCASL during the year 2012-2015 and was an active director in the director board of NCASL. He is the Chairman of the NCASL media unit (Electronic and Print) and an active committee member of Construct Exhibition which is annually conducted by NCASL. Mr.Pubudu Kamal Perera is the Managing Director of Pubudu Construction (PVT) Ltd.