About LRE

Lanka Real Estate started as a small service helping friends from abroad find small gems in the form of land and old colonial houses through our contacts in the Hill Country. It wasn’t long before we discovered we had an invaluable service to offer, not only in finding suitable properties for buyers, but also in helping our clients wade through the bureaucratic red tape involved in buying property in Sri Lanka, and ensuring they got exactly what they paid for. Word of mouth soon helped spread our reputation to other areas of Sri Lanka. Our head office is now based in the 16th century Portugese Fort of Galle, a Unesco World Heritage site located in the Southern Province, close to some of the Island's most popular beaches.  

We offer an island wide service covering areas of the West Coast, the South Coast, the East Coast as well as the spectacular Highlands. Over the past 15 years we have established a fine network of reliable contacts all over the country enabling us to offer exceptional property island wide. Colombo and its periphery are the only areas that we do not operate in. We have also ventured into Property Development, Property Investment, Property Management, Luxury Villa Management, Plantation Management and Luxury Villa Rentals as well as Project Management.

Do give us a call on +94 777 760 615 (office hours 9am to 5pm - 5 hours and 30 minutes ahead of GMT/UTC (UTC+05:30)) or drop an email to if you would like to arrange an appointment to discuss any of our services.

Meet The Team

Ivan Robinson

Managing Director

phone : +94 (0) 77 723 5775

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With over 30 years of experience in the Real Estate business (he asked us to stop counting at 30...), Ivan’s early career was spent in the UK London property market and then in France under the umbrella of the Aprim-Deromedi condominium development company, at that time the largest property development company operating in the south of France and in the principality of Monaco. In 2004 he relocated to Sri Lanka where he joined his long standing friend Giles Scott whom in 2002 founded, and remains a director.

By offering a world class level of professionalism in a developing market, Ivan has established an extensive network and an unparalleled knowledge of the country. He lives in Galle with his wife and kids and spends his free time up-country learning how to cultivate tea, spices, rice and other wonderful crops!

Chathuri Lanka

Secretarial and Accounts

phone : +94 (0) 91 222 5780

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Coming to us from a training in customer care with one of the large mobile phone companies, Chathuri was wooed over to LRE by her good friend and previous colleague, Dilini, to help keep up with the mammoth amount of paperwork and accounts needed to run the office. Within a month of her being with LRE, everyone unanimously agreed that we couldn't imagine how the office could run without her.

Dilini Liyanage

PA and Accounts Manager

phone : +94 (0) 91 222 5780

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Having been with Lanka Real Estate since the start of the company, Dilini has been the backbone and a tremendous support, not only to LRE but also all our clients, who rely on her to keep all their accounts up to date. Keeping everyone in the office on their toes, we simply cannot do without her!


Property Consultant

Nihal is an all-rounder who has been diligently working as part of the Lanka Real Estate team since our beginnings in 2002. Nihal previously worked for the Forestry department all over the country managing reforestation. He has a unique knowledge of the topography of this country and an extensive network of individuals in each and every corner of the island whether it be high level Civil Servants or the local tea shop owner on the side of the road.

If you are looking for a property on the East Coast or in Hill Country then he is your man. Works by day, drives by night. Simply unstoppable!

Priyantha de Silva


phone : +94 (0) 77 172 9346

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Priyantha has been a member of the Lanka Real Estate family since 2015 looking after the finance and accounting for the villa rental and property management department. He also has a catchy ring-tone on his mobile that is somewhat of an earworm!

Azam Mohomed

Operations Manager

phone : +94 (0) 77 365 5211

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Azam has worked for Lanka Real Estate for over five years. Previously he was a front-line Intelligence Officer in the Sri Lankan Army which, amongst other things, means that he has great attention to detail and nothing gets past him. As our Operations Manager his day-to-day duties are to manage all of our clients properties from building sites to plantations, and through direct contact with the local authorities to obtain approvals for all developments. Azam is also our trouble-shooter in any situation as well as he being an invaluable personal advisor in terms of local cultural differences.

Rameez Mohamed

Construction Manager

phone : +94 (0) 77 780 2235

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Rameez has a Construction Management degree from Birmingham City University in the UK and joined Lanka Real Estate in mid 2017 to look after all our construction projects - new builds, renovations, extensions and repairs to our portfolio of managed properties. Rameez is the one who ensures that everything is delivered to time, budget and that the required quality criteria are met.

Buddhima Perera

Property Consultant

phone : +94 (0) 77 926 7979

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Buddhima came to Lanka Real Estate with a background in international travel sales and marketing. He is the linchpin of our Property Sales department and is responsible for responding to enquiries and conducting viewings. When he is not closing deals, Buddhima volunteers at a local orphanage.

Nadith Anura

Villa Operations Manager

phone : +94 (0) 77 776 0615

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Well travelled Nadith is our Villas Manager with operational responsibility for all our managed villas ranging from villa staff management through to welcoming guests. Starting his career in Italy whilst studying Italian at the University of Verona, Nadith has 15 years experience of villa management in both Verona and Sri Lanka, the highlight of which (excepting his time at Lanka Real Estate of course) was managing villas belonging to Italian Royalty.


General Assistant

Sareer is our runner and general assistant. Another indispensable cog in the Lanka Real Estate machine a typical day for Sareer may see him paying in cheques at the bank, delivering documents to lawyers and with his head in a laptop transcribing data. Fast to learn and quick to help we see a great future ahead of him.

Katy Rayner


Katy moved to Sri Lanka from her native UK in 2016. A coffee with Ivan in 2017 led to her embarking on a steep learning curve to understand the vagaries of Sri Lankan estate agency and she has been involved with Lanka Real Estate ever since. She jokes that her role is simply "to speak and write perfect English". When she is not busy writing about herself in the third person, she is responsible for our engaging monthly newsletters, our websites, and all things rentals.



Every Sri Lankan office needs an Aunty and ours is no exception. As well us keeping everyone supplied with lovely fresh teas and coffees through the day, Dinushi keeps the offices clean and tidy and ensures that they are professional and welcoming for visitors and staff alike.