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Monday, 30 June 2014
Buying condos in Colombo
At a seminar on condominiums in Colombo last week, a speaker drew surprise, worry and concern from participants when he showed pictures of some reputed apartment complexes in the city with badly maintained pipelines, power generators and poor construction.“Do you know that these are from well known complexes in the city?” asked engineer Upula Dharmawardena, DGM Projects at Walker and Sons Engineers, adding: “This is how they maintain the main pipelines.”
Speaking during a presentation at an interactive seminar on “Understanding the basics of Condominium Living” organized by the Centre for Advancement of Resource Mobilization (CARM) at the Taj Samudra in Colombo on Sunday, he showed many slides to an audience comprising condo residents, owners, developers and potential buyers showing weak construction, poorly maintained facilities among others suggesting that any prospective buyer of a condo needs to look at all maintenance issues before making that vital decision.