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Tudawe History
" Among their many other qualities,their courage and professionalism that propelled them into the business , continue to pervade the company and ethos even today."
Mr. Lawrence de S Tudawe
Mr. Dionysius de S Tudawe

Tudawe Brothers was the brainchild of the late Mr. Lawrence de S Tudawe, a Diploma Holder in Building Construction from Ceylon Technical College and his brother, the late Mr. Dionysius de S Tudawe, who had a passion for construction.

In 1942, the brothers identified the need for a sustainable domestic construction firm in Sri Lanka and established Tudawe Brothers as a partnership.

Subsequently, it was incorporated as a limited liability company in 1947 as Tudawe Brothers Limited, under the Companies Ordinance of 1938.

The company which was established as a family business grew to become one of Sri Lanka's premier engineering construction firms, offering end-to-end engineering solutions in compliance with international quality standards.

Even during the British colonial times, when foreign construction companies were the preferred contractors, Tudawe Brothers changed the mindset of the Customers through quality construction and proved that domestic contractors could do better and cheaper. Seven decades later, the portfolio of Tudawe Brothers presents some of the country's most challenging and high profile construction projects.


The first Sri Lankan Company to achieve both ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:2007 certifications simultaneously.


We became the first Sri Lankan Company to be qualified as a Chartered Building Company by the Chartered Institute of Builders in the United Kingdom.


Onwards, the Company commences High Tension Power sector works and ventures into the Irrigation & Water Management sector.


Tudawe Brothers begins Construction Industry Services such as quarry operation, aggregate production and asphalt concrete production as forming a separate division


The Company portfolio further broadens to include apartment complexes; Tudawe Brothers branches out into Civil Engineering Construction activities. Achieve recognition.


The Tudawe influence is seen in office and institutional edifices; The Company commences MEP / (Mechanical HVAC/Electrical, Fire Detection, Protection System) operations


The Company moves into construction of major Industrial and Commercial sectors


The Company launches into post independence era buildings


The business is centred on construction of personalized private housing and urgent needs of war time buildings