Sathuta Builders (Pvt) Ltd. was the brainchild of Mr. Sunil Rathnayake, who, having been born in a very rural village in the Kurunegala district, started his journey in the construction industry at around 1978 in the Accelerated Mahaweli Programme (AMP). Through many ups and downs the company could finally establish as a leading construction company with projects all over the country by the end of 2001.
Thus, began the rapid development of Sathuta Builders (Pvt) Ltd., from a series of construction projects under some of the leading financial institutions in Sri Lanka: People’s Bank, Sampath Bank, National Savings Bank, DFCC Bank, Ceylinco Insurance PLC, etc. which was then followed by several large-scale housing projects under the Urban Development Authority.
Sathuta Builders could quickly build a good reputation in the Ministry of Higher Education (Now Ministry of Higher Education and Highways). This then led to more projects in the higher educational institutions, University of Peradeniya, University of Kelaniya, University of Moratuwa, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka, Open University of Sri Lanka, Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, etc.
Sathuta Builders (Pvt) Ltd., has worked with the Ministry of Health (Now Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine) on numerous occasions in construction projects of hospitals around the country. The company has also had its fair share working with the Ministry of Education on different school projects.
In addition to different road construction projects under the Road Development Authority, Sathuta Builders (Pvt) Ltd. has worked for many private and government institutions in projects throughout the country.
Over the years the company has received numerous awards, some of which are, "National Construction Excellence award", "National Construction Performance award", "Construction Excellence Award of the NCASL", "Sri Lankan Entrepreneur of the year Award of the FCCISL", etc. Also, Sathuta Builders (Pvt) Ltd. was the one of the first construction firms in the country to obtain the CIDA gradings of C3, C2, C1 and most recently the prestigious CS2 for Building Construction.
In keeping up with the company’s policies of Quality, Safety and Sustainability, Sathuta Builders (Pvt) Ltd. has been one of the first Sri Lankan companies to implement the international standards ISO 9001:2015 (Quality Management Systems), ISO 14001:2015 (Environmental Management Systems) and the BS OHSAS 18001:2007 (Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series).
With a technical staff of over 500 experienced in the fields of civil, mechanical and electrical engineering; together with designers, planners, quantity surveyors and technicians, Sathuta Builders (Pvt) Ltd. has proven time and again its proficiency both as a construction and a consulting firm.
Sathuta International (Pvt) Ltd. started in 2003 as an export and import trade company marked the first successful step in diversification. The company is currently involved in growing and exporting Sri Lankan horticultural and floricultural products and importing of machineries.
Sathuta Ready-mix (Pvt) Ltd., the company’s very own ready-mix concrete supplier was started in 2006 as a sister company. Since then it has grown to several concrete batching plants and a fleet of vehicles including many pump cars and truck mixers, being one of the most prominent ready-mix concrete suppliers in the country. For years, it has also been implementing the international standard ISO 9001:2015 (Quality Management Systems).
In 2017, Sathuta Group ventured into a new business centre, “Sathuta Industrial Park” which combines the services of supplying ready-mix concrete, supplying asphalt concrete and cultivating different plant varieties for exporting.
With the ever-growing business structure of Sathuta Group, plans have already been made to diversify into many different fields of business in the future.