Company Profile

Company Overview

Schokman and Samerawickreme (“S&S”), is the undisputed leader in the field of auctioneering in Sri Lanka. S&S boasts of a proud history of over 125 years and the business has remained in the hands of the Samerawickreme family for three generations. The Company has evolved keeping pace to the ever-changing needs of its valuable clients and function as valuers and realtors in addition to its core business of auctioneering.


S&S has been at the forefront of innovation in the auctioneering industry in Sri Lanka and has the single honour of introducing the first even digital platform for auctioneering in 2020 and the virtual auctioneering platform in 2021, backed by state of the art technology.


With a clientele that includes Heads of State of the caliber of the late President J R Jayewardene and the world’s first female Prime Minister, the late Sirimavo Bandaranaike, to many high net worth individuals, government institutions, private sector enterprises, foreign embassies and diplomatic missions, S&S has become a household name providing a professional service of quality. S&S espouses the corporate values of uncompromised integrity and maintain confidentiality of its clients and customers at all times. This has been the hallmark of the company’s existence for over a century.  


The first ever ISO certified organization in South Asia Pacific region to have obtained certification for Auctioning, Valuation and Real Estate Brokering, S&S impacts positively to the reduction of the carbon footprint of our nation by reducing, reusing and recycling pre loved items, thus contributing to the protection of the environment.


The visionary leadership of Navinda and Anuja Samerawickreme, the grandsons of the Founder Partner of S&S, the late Edwin Samerawickreme, has seen the business transcend to the next level of auctioneering in Sri Lanka. With the firm foundation received from their father, the maestro himself, the late Shirley Samerawickreme, the Samerawickreme brothers, together with ‘Team S&S’, have steered the business on to a new growth trajectory.      


Our Mission

“As trade pioneers in the field of auctioning, valuing and real estate brokering, we will deliver a range of quality services, which would meet our customer needs more effectively than any of our competitors.”

Quality Policy Statement

We at Schokman & Samerawickreme strive to provide a high quality, professional and efficient service to ensure the satisfaction of all of the requirements of the interested parties pertaining to Auctioning, Valuations of Land, Machinery & Furniture, Real Estate Brokering and Display for sale of Antiques, Furniture & Effects. This achievement will result in securing efficiency, a strong customer focus and enhancement of long-term sustainability and profitability within the Organization. 


The Management Team will show leadership and commitment, and bear the responsibility for establishing, implementing, integrating and maintaining the Quality Management System through direction and support. 


Every employee is responsible for, and will be trained to perform the duties required by his or her specific role.


We will ensure to sustain the quality of our services by a policy of continuous improvement and setting of quality objectives in line with the framework laid down within ISO 9001:2015 standard.


The Quality System will be monitored, measured, evaluated and enhanced regularly under the Top Management’s ultimate responsibility, with regular reporting and communication of the status and effectiveness at all levels.


This policy has been duly communicated to all employees of the organization as per the requirements of the ISO 9001:2015 standards.

Corporate Information

The Company

Schokman & Samerawickreme

Chartered Auctioneers and Consultant Valuers & Realtors

The Legal Form

Established in 1892

Registration No

W/A 32923

Partners / Auctioneers

NameDesignationAreas of ExpertiseYears of Experience
Mr.Navinda Samerawickreme

Managing PartnerAuctioneer / Valuer / Realtor32
Mr.Anuja Samerawickreme

Partner/CEOAuctioneer / Valuer / Realtor22

Auditors to the Company

Ernst & Young
Chartered Accountants

Bankers to the Company

Bank of Ceylon

Hatton National Bank Limited

Pan Asia Banking Corporation Limited

Sampath Bank Limited

Nations Trust Bank PLC

Our Clients

We have conducted extremely successful auctions/sales for many leading names in Private & Mercantile Sector, Government Boards & Ministries, Private & Public Banks, Diplomatic Missions, Plantations, Hotels & Individuals island wide.