A company with a history of over 68 years.

About Us

A company with a history of over 68 years, Chatham House (Pvt) Ltd was incorporated on 6th July 1946 as a private limited liability company and has the distinction of being one of the founder members of the National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka.

Our core business is derived from projects in the spheres of infrastructure development, engineering services and healthcare.

Throughout our lifetime we have adhered to our fundamental business philosophy; of providing the finest globally recognized brands, backed by excellent customer care, the most competitive warranties, and the most attractive purchase terms available in the market. Hence, our founders have always been careful in the selection of business partners, both local and overseas, and to this effect we take pride in representing the most prestigious global brands in the sectors of our business.

Our reputation has eased the path to successfully securing major government infrastructure development projects in Sri Lanka funded by top international agencies such as the KFW, World Bank and the ADB.

In healthcare, we represent Cook medical, a leader in developing health care devices since 1963. Currently with 16,000 products serving 13 hospital lines Cook provides its product to 135 countries. Cook is headquartered in Bloomington, IN, United States of America.

Our Vision

To be a turnkey business solutions provider in the sectors of healthcare, infrastructure development and engineering; while working towards our commitment to create a safe and sustainable environment for future generations

Healthcare Sector

The Medical Division of Chatham House (Pvt) Ltd has been involved in the field of healthcare for over three decades. Building on our key competencies in this sphere, our core area of engagement is the supply of surgical, therapeutic and diagnostic products and equipment in the fields of Gastroenterology, Peripheral Intervention, Interventional Radiology, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Surgery and Critical Care, to hospitals in both the government and private sectors of the country.

In Sri Lanka, we pioneered the launch and distribution of the Holmium Laser Machine for the fragmentation of kidney stones (manufactured by world renown Convergent Laser Technologies-USA), and the PillCam Capsule Endoscopy System & Reflux and Manometry equipment (manufactured by GIVEN IMAGING - lsrael, ranked among the top x organizations in the world for this product category).

We were also the first company to supply Culture Media and connected equipment to the various specialized laboratories and hospitals, to carry out In-Vitro Fertilization procedures (lVF) in Sri Lanka.

We are also representing the following brands ranked high in their respective categories in the healthcare sector:

Voith Paper mills – Part of the Voith Group their interests range from energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive. Founded in 1867, Voith employs more than 39,000 people.

Convergent Technologies

A leading provider of medical laser systems and fiber-optic devices

Given Imaging

An Israeli medical technology company that manufactures and markets diagnostic products for the visualization and detection of disorders of the gastrointestinal tract. Among its most notable achievements are the introductions of the PillCam Platform. This is the recognized leader in its field and more than one million patients worldwide have benefited from PillCam capsule endoscopy.

Engineering Sector

The Engineering Division of Chatham House (Pvt) Ltd has since the inception of the company, secured some of the major government infrastructure development projects in Sri Lanka funded by agencies such as KFW, World Bank and the Asian Development Bank (ADB), in association with its Principals. The first large scale business undertaking was the supply and installation of generators and associated equipment for the augmentation of the electricity supply to the city of Colombo in February 1948, to coincide with the celebrations to mark Sri Lanka's independence from Britain.

Since then the company has, in collaboration with key stakeholders, been involved in major infrastructure development projects such as the execution of the Laxapana Hydro Electric Scheme Stage II B, supply of earth moving equipment for the Gal Oya Multi Purpose Project, supply of 30 Power Coaches to the Sri Lanka Railways, installation and commissioning of Hydro-Mechanical Equipment for the Randenigala 60MW Hydo Power Project, supply, installation and commissioning of two 40MW Diesel Power Stations at Sapugaskande and the supply, installation and commissioning machinery to the Textile Mills at Thulhiriya, Veyangoda and Mattegama, and two Paper Mills in Valachchenai and Embilipitiya.

With the introduction Net Metering to Sri Lanka by the Power utilities, Chatham House too diversified into the area of solar energy and is a Company approved by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Sri Lanka. Following a government competitive tender process by the Lanka Electricity Company Ltd (LECO), Chatham House was also selected in 2013 as the preferred provider to be registered with LECO to provide solar energy solutions to the LECO consumer base. We currently function as distributors in Sri Lanka for BYD of China and Santerno of Italy. We also provide total German solar solutions using solar panels, inverters and racking systems manufactured by Solarwatt GmbH, Stecca GmbH and Schletter GmbH, respectively.

Notable among our partners in the engineering range are:

Nanni Diesel

Located in the heart of Auckland's Westhaven marine precinct. Nanni marine engines are based on three of the world’s leading engine makers, Kubota, Toyota and VM Motori. These three names have an undeniable reputation for quality and reliability.


A company with a commendable history of more than 20 year, SOLARWATT GmbH ranks among the pioneers of the German solar-energy industry, and is one of the nation's leading manufacturers of solar modules – a provider of intelligent energy solutions for both private and commercial uses.
The company philosophy is firmly rooted in providing top quality innovative products and this is evident in the numerous national and international certifications which have been bestowed upon this company over the years.