Link Engineering (Pvt) Ltd – Sri Lanka’s pioneering construction company and engineering arm of the internationally-renowned Blue Ocean Group of Companies, clinched another victory recently when it bagged the contract for the construction of Rabindranath Tagore Memorial Auditorium at the University of Ruhuna.
Following a process of competitive bidding, the contract was awarded by the High Commission of India recently, as part of its development partnership with Sri Lanka in the field of higher education on behalf of an undertaking by the Government of India to establish and enhance education facilities at the University of Ruhuna.
The contract to construct the building complex was signed on March 17, 2016, in the presence of High Commissioner of India Shri Y.K. Sinha, Chairman of Link Engineering (Pvt) Ltd and Blue Ocean Group of Companies – S. Thumilan, University of Ruhuna Vice Chancellor Senior Prof. S. G. J. N. Senanayake, Deputy Vice Chancellor Dr. A.M.N. Alagiyawanna, Higher Education Ministry Secretary and other officials of the Government of Sri Lanka.
The parent company of Link Engineering – the dynamic Blue Ocean Group of Companies, has evolved over the years to become a versatile conglomerate, and adopts an inspired namesake from the Blue Ocean Strategy – one that enshrines sustainable growth and profitability to all our stakeholders. With a diverse portfolio to its name that includes its flagship brand Blue Ocean, the Group takes bold strides as it strives to uphold a reputation of ethical, innovative and constructive practices not only in Sri Lanka but in the Asia Pacific regions.
The Group’s Chairman S. Thumilan, with his own illustrious portfolio is instrumental in the Group’s extensive diversification into spheres that include education, engineering, construction, real estate, corporate consultancy, trading, electrical, construction of private houses and engineering consultancy. However, ‘To be the most respected, ethically sound and socially responsible company,’ has been the base of the entire conglomerate’s many endeavors, explains Thumilan.
One of the greatest assets of Blue Ocean lies with itshighly talented and committed human resource pool including Chartered Architects, Chartered Engineers, Chartered Accountants, Marketers, IT and other Industry Professionals. In comparison with market standards, each Blue Ocean professional’s contribution tends to add ‘Real-Value’ to our organization, as they are highly-qualified, competent and well-experienced in their relevant industry fields.
“The group continues to perform well in line with our customers’ expectations despite the current challenging economic environment. We will continue to build and maintain our position as a strong international brand conducting our operations under sound corporate governance, carrying out all business dealings with the public ethically with optimum transparency. As a result, our customer base expands on a daily basis both locally and globally.”
“Takeover of Link Engineering has served to be a great success story for Blue Ocean Group of Companies. With the economy becoming more and more opportune for M&As (Mergers and acquisitions) we have received a significant number of propositions for takeovers. M&A has been an integral part of our growth strategy in the past and it would continue be so in the future,” he added.
“We at Blue Ocean Group have a strong vision to be the most-respected, ethically-sound and socially-responsible company wherever we operate. I trust this vision will prevail through all our achievements, whilst we will also continue to focus on acquisitions, mergers and strategic partnerships as a part of the overall direction the company is taking.”