No other company in Sri Lanka has this tremendous depth of knowledge in the field of construction like we have. This advantage we possess, in reality, is your strength. Way back in 1915 when British rulers were governing our country,one capable enterprising young man by the name of Charles Fernando, the grandfather of the present Chairman began working along with the British construction companies of that time as he was a capable and keen person who was able to win the confidence of the British Engineers.
This dependability in him paved the way for his son, C.U. Fernando to subsequently join his father in the construction arena and form his own Company, namely C.U. Fernando Co. and this firm was one of the seven building construction firms that was recognised by the British to submit tenders for any amount to the public work department of the day. In time, he surpassed the already admired capabilities of his father. This factor is clearly evident by the gesture of the discerning British authorities who entrusted him with building prestigious projects of construction of Police Dept. Head Quarters at Fort, Air Force base at Katunayake and the Kalubowila Government Hospital, just to name a few.
He had the habit of taking and showing around the various projects to his son the present Chairman Mr.Saman Fernando. However, C.U. Fernando passed away at a rather young age in his late forties, thereby leaving his son Saman who was 17 years old to carry on the family tradition, which he is doing with distinction. He continued carrying on the business under the name of Vajira House Builders more than 30 years ago. He is being assisted by his daughter Shirmila Fernando now – the fourth generation over 101 years. Already several of her concepts are being constructed by Vajira House Builders.
Introducing an island wide engineering network Vajira House has put a step further in the industry. This is a unique strength – at your disposal, for your immense benefit which no other Construction Company can even offer as they have done solid and quality constructions for 101 years and are nearing the century mark.