A Review of Ancient Built Environment Property Standards of Sri Lanka


  • R. G. Ariyawansa University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka
  • Chameera Udawattha University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka
  • Sahani Prabodhya University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka


Sustainability standards and certifications demonstrate their commitment to good environmental, social, ethical and food security practices. It is a voluntary guide used by manufacturers, retailers and service providers. It does not apply to not only in the food, beverage and clothing but also in the field of built environment properties. The ancestral concept of property standardization has been used entirely as a property tradition based on sustainability. This study was conducted to understand and discover ancestral property standards used in Sri Lanka based on series of literature surveyors to develop a new property standardization process that is unique to Sri Lanka in the future. For the aborigines of this period, the land was not considered a commodity that could be bought or sold in neutral markets. Instead, "land" was only a lasting legacy of sacred meanings that defined their existence and identity. Considering the land, environmental resources, climate and topography. Literature shows that instead of one property
tradition operating throughout Sri Lanka, there were several property traditions specific to each area. Therefore, in order to create a property standardization process unique to Sri Lanka, it is important to study past property traditions to implement international property standardization procedures. Further, based on the findings, the research paper has developed a property standardization system specific to Sri Lanka.

Keywords: Sustainability, Property, Standards, Indigenous, Property tradition.