About Us

GVR Lanka is a BOI approved Real Estate and Property Development Company founded by two Sri Lankan born, US based entrepreneurs, Mohan Chandramohan and Mahasen Samaravijaya (Chairman/CEO).

GVR Lanka has brought together a multinational team of experts and the ensemble has worked tirelessly to create an Oasis of Tranquility that is a perfect blend of luxury, nature, heritage and lifestyle. Inspired by the rich cultural heritage of Kandy, the building also has elements of traditional Kandyan architecture incorporated in to its design. GVR Lanka is committed to protecting the environment and this will be the first residential apartment project designed in Sri Lanka under the US Green building Council’s LEED Rating System.

Dynasty Residence is the Phase one of a mixed development project comprise with two phases. Phase two will be a multi storied star class hotel, consisting of all luxury facilities. Negotiations are on the way to bring a well-known brand and provide a very comfortable lifestyle.

The project is the culmination of several years of comprehensive research and product development, which helped the developers identify customer expectations and how to deliver a high quality and defect free product.


Mahasen Samaravijaya

Chief Executive Officer/President, GVR Lanka (Pvt) Ltd.
Managing Member, Serendip Investment Group LLC, AZ-U.S.A.

Founder of Interface Data Systems (IDS) and served as the company’s Chairman and CEO from 1991 to 2003. IDS was consistently ranked in Arizona’s 50 Fastest Growing High Tech Companies

Founder of GVR Technologies Inc., a provider of Asian electronic outsourcing solutions to US manufacturers

Founding and managing member of Arizona based Serendip Investment Group LLC (SIG). GVR Lanka (Pvt) Ltd. was formed in Sri Lanka to support SIG’s investment goals of developing real estate projects in Sri Lanka.

During the Clinton Administration, Mr. Samaravijaya represented Arizona at both the White House Corporate Citizenship Forum and the One America Program in Washington, D.C.

Former member of the City of Phoenix Economic Development Advisory Council and served on the Board of the Enterprise Network, a leading Arizona entrepreneurial organization

Financial supporter and Board Member of One Sri Lanka Foundation, an international not-for-profit organization that develops and implements humanitarian projects in Sri Lankan communities

Mohan Chandramohan

Board Member, GVR Lanka (Pvt) Ltd.
Investment Member, Serendip Investment Group LLC, AZ-U.S.A.

Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of American Reprographics Company (ARC), a publicly traded entity listed on the New York Stock Exchange

Served as the COO and CFO of U-Save Auto Parts Stores Inc., an automotive aftermarket retail chain headquartered in Los Angeles, California

In Sri Lanka, Chandramohan was with the Overseas Trust Bank Ltd., where he specialized in International Banking

Serves on the boards of a number of organizations – both non-profit and for-profit entities – most notably, Pitzer College (Claremont Colleges), Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (GLAZA), Flintridge Preparatory School, and the Pasadena Independent Schools Foundation (PISF)

Holds a Master of Science degree in Management from Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC)

Completed post-graduate programs in Management at the University of California in Los Angeles and the University of Oxford in England

Prema Cooray

Board Member, GVR Lanka (Pvt) Ltd.

Managing Director and CEO of CCC Solutions (Pvt) Ltd., a project arm of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce

Serves as a Member of the Tourism Cluster of National Council for Economic Development (NCED) and also serves as a Member of the Grants Board of Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA).

Former Chairman of Aitken Spence, one of the largest Sri Lankan conglomerates with tourism as one of their core businesses. Was the Pioneer/Director in charge when the Company ventured into hotels in the Maldives.

Held the position of Secretary-General/CEO of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (2003-2008)

Awarded the highest “Legend in Tourism” award in the Travel and Tourism Presidential Awards of 2011

Mr. Cooray and his team were involved in and delivered an extensive list of exceptional hotels, including the Rainforest Ecolodge, which received the highest award of “LEEDS - Platinum” rating for Sustainable Tourism in 2012

Holds an MBA from the University of Sri Jayawardenapura

Member of the Certified Management Accountant and Institute of Hospitality UK

Played a pivotal role in the development of Kandalama Hotel which has won many global accolades for its contribution to environmental management, food and beverage excellence, and service standards of a truly exceptional nature

Tilak de Zoysa

Board Member, GVR Lanka (Pvt) Ltd.

Deshabandu Tilak De Zoysa , the Honorary Consul for Croatia in Sri Lanka is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management ( U.K) and the Plastics & Rubber Institute (S.L). He is the Chairman of the Supervisory Board and Advisor to Al-Futtaim Group, AMW Capital Leasing & Finance Plc, Carsons Cumberbatch Plc, Amaya Hotels & Resorts (USA) , Jetwing Zinc Journeys Lanka Pvt Ltd., and HelpAge Sri Lanka. Mr.de Zoysa is a Council Member of the Employers Federation of Ceylon and serves on the Boards of several companies which include John Keells Plc, Tal Lanka Hotels Plc (TAJ), Lanka Walltiles Plc, Nawaloka Hospital Plc, Dutch Lanka Trailer Manufacturers Ltd, Associated Electrical Corporation Ltd, Eastern Merchant Plc., and Inoac Polymer (Pvt) Ltd.

As a past Chairman of the National Chamber of Commerce and the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, Mr.de Zoysa served as a Member of the Monetary Board of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka from 2003 – 2009.

He was conferred with the title “Deshabandu” and “The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon” by His Excellency the President of Sri Lanka and His Majesty the Emperor of Japan.


Sanken Construction (Pvt) Ltd

Design and Built Contractor / Partner in Development

With over 30 years in the industry, Sanken Construction is not only solidly established, but is recognized for its integrity and total reliability in the competition construction industry.

Sanken Construction is an ICTAD C1 graded construction company, which is reputed for quality products (ISO 9001:2008 QMS Certified).

Awarded the prestigious OHSAS 18001:2007 certification from Moody International Certification ltd, UK.

Its concrete credentials are evident in many noteworthy projects: commercial buildings, residential apartments, hotels, banks and hospitals. Projects include Trillium Residences, Emperor Residencies, Capitol Residencies, Aitken Spence Buildings, Majestic City Complex, House Fashion, JAIC Hilton, HR Residences and Nawaloka Hospitals.

Recognized by several institutions for excellence in operation and management systems which have added value to the organization’s reputation as follows:

  • NCE Export Awards 2007/2008.
  • National Business Excellence Award 2011/2012.
  • Special Projects on Corporate Social Responsibility award 2008.
  • Construction Performance and Excellence Award 2007/2011/2012 and many others.
  • The company is expected to gain the ISO 14001 certification for Environmental Management System in early 2014.


RDC Architects Pte Ltd.


RDC Architects Pte Ltd has been involved over for 40 years (since 1974) in numerous building projects in Singapore, Malaysia, India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, the Middle East, China and Vietnam.

RDC's philosophy is based on the creation of a total environment satisfying the various aspects of social, economic and aesthetic considerations. Adopting an 'integrated' approach in design, RDC believes that the eventual built-form must be an appropriate response to the context.

RDC specializes in skills aimed at the wider objective, particularly in the area of design and project management. To realize the aim for excellence in design, a design studio approach is adopted.

RDC is in the forefront in implementing BIM technology in their projects which are subjected to quality assurance procedures set up with the aim of completing them on time and within budget, thus achieving a high quality in construction and value for money for the clients.

RDC takes pride in being BCA accredited ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 and a founding member of Singapore Green Building Council.

Recognized by several institutions for excellence in design studio approach as follows:

FIABCI Singapore Award 2013


ABC Certificate of Recognition 2011

FIABCI Singapore Award 2011

BCA Green Mark Award 2008 and many other past awards & recognition for all aspects of Architectural/Construction services.


KWA Architects

Local Coordinating Architect

KWA is an independent registered Chartered Architectural Practice design studio mainly focusing on built space & interior design.

Thilan Koththigoda & Thushari Wijesundara act as the principal architects and leads the design and management team. KWA’s special focus is towards Tourism, Leisure, Commercial/ Retail, and Residential Architecture as well as Master planning & Urban design.

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KE Engineering Consultants

MEP Consultant

KE Engineering consultants is a consultancy services providing company on Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing services in built in environment with experience of a wide range of projects such as Marriott Resort & Spa, Weligama. Total project cost Rs. 4.0 billion, Citizen’z Development Business Finance, Colombo 10. Cost Rs. 0.6 billion, Keells City Waterfront Project, Ambassador Resort & Spa, Mirissa, Weligama. Total project cost Rs. 4.0 billion.


AECOM Lanka (Pvt) Ltd

Quantity Surveyor / Contract Engineer / Project Management

KPK is recognized and respected as a leading quantity surveying consultancy practice.

In 2012, KPK joined AECOM, a global provider of professional technical and management support services with approximately 45,000 employees worldwide, to become part of AECOM’s Davis Langdon operations (Davis Langdon is a leading global construction consultancy, providing cost and program management solutions as well as a range of specialist consultancy services.)

With over 3500 employees around the globe, Davis Langdon and Davis Langdon KPK deliver AECOM’s cost management services. Together they have over 130 years of experience working for clients around the world delivering global knowledge and expertise with an understanding of local cultures and needs.

The Sri Lanka office was established in 2011 and is managed by Mr. Soundararajah, the Director in charge of the operations in South Asia.


Green Technologies

Consultant for Environmental Sustainable Engineering and Design

Provides Engineering, LEED and Sustainability Consultancy, specializing in Mechanical and Electrical (M & E) disciplines.

Team has worked in the Middle Eastern region since 1977 and has implemented some of the most efficient and sustainable approaches to solving today’s complex M & E challenges.

It believes in leading by example and has achieved a carbon neutral status for the past two years.

Good engineering design is the core of sustainability and thus Green Technologies provides good engineering design, addressing front end engineering, district cooling and building simulations, resulting in building design that saves more than 50% of energy over conventional buildings.

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Vasantha Ratnayake

Consultant Services (Private) Limited – Independent Structural Engineer - Structural Engineering Consultant

Holds a BSc (Civil Engineering) Degree from the University of Ceylon, Sri Lanka.

Holds an MSc (Structural Engineering) Degree from the University of Surrey, UK.

Corporate member of the Institution of Civil Engineers (MICE), UK.

Corporate member of the Institution of Structural Engineers (MIStructE), UK.

Over 35 years experience in the field of Civil and Structural engineering and Project Management including three years in a UK design office and projects undertaken in Jebel Ali, Dubai, Dulary Industrial Park, Jordan and Republic of Maldives.

Project Management tasks undertaken include:

  • Large warehouse complexes including racking systems for storage.
  • Rehabilitation of tsunami damaged beach resorts.
  • Multi-story office complexes.
  • Tourist resorts with land and water villas in Republic of Maldives.
  • Structural engineering projects for individuals and entertainment, leisure, sports and real estate industries.
  • Independent Checking Engineer for Ceylinco Seylan towers at Colombo 3.

Ernst & Young, Sri Lanka - Chartered Accountants

Financial Advisor

Multidisciplinary professional services organization with presence in over 700 locations in 148 countries.

Global leader in tax, transaction, advisory and assurance services with revenues exceeding USD 24.5 billion.

Organization is built on the knowledge base of over 148,000 personnel, providing unmatched depth and variety of specialized services.

Comprises strong national partnerships working under common goals and governance with a single global strategy, code of practice, and communications platform.

In Sri Lanka, Ernst & Young has been in operation for over a century and is a leading professional services firm with extensive experience in assurance, advisory, tax and transaction services.

Baker Tilly Edirisinghe & Co., Chartered Accountants


A member Firm of Baker Tilly international Baker Tilly International is one of the world's leading networks of independently owned and managed accountancy and business advisory firms united by a commitment to provide exceptional client service. Every day, 27,000 people in 133 countries share experiences and expertise to help privately held businesses and public interest entities meet challenges and proactively respond to opportunities. International capability and global consistency of service are central to the way we work. For more information please visit www.bakertillyinternational.com

D.L. & F. De Saram - Attorneys At-Law


The integrity and industry of the De Saram law practice that began in 1841 with F J De Saram (Sr.) has endured.

Present partners are Michael Sproule, Dijen De Saram, Savantha De Saram and Prabash De Saram.

Includes a legal team of partners and associates that provide personal attention to the needs of clients, be it civil or commercial law.

Triad (Pvt) Ltd

Advertising Agency

Triad (Pvt) Ltd, established in 1993, ranks as the No.1 Integrated Communications Company in the country with 120 professionals powering the team. Committed to building valued local brands, Triad takes pride in offering creative business solutions.

As a 100% Sri Lankan company, Triad believes in the credo “Sri Lanka Can”. A veritable “Global Local", the company is a member of the world's largest network of independent agencies called ‘The Network One’ with offices in 106 countries.

The Triad Group is comprised of subsidiary companies offering TV productions, commercial photography, offset and digital printing, BTL services, digital communication, corporate communication & annual report production, public relations and publishing services.

As at 2013 the Triad team boasts of 125 professionals.


Sampath Bank PLC

Corporate Banker

Sampath Bank is one of the leading private sector banks in Sri Lanka; ranking 3rd largest in terms of total deposits, total advances & total Assets.

Being recognized as an emerging and dynamic player, they continued to maintain this image by expanding into all potential areas in the country, offering new products and innovative financial solutions and growing at a rapid pace. The Bank now has over 220 branches located throughout the country.

It is the objective of Sampath Bank to continue with this growth momentum in future, both in terms of business volumes & profitability and to become a driving force in Sri Lanka.