Since the inception of Schokman and Samerawickreme in 1892, we have consistently provided a professional, transparent and reliable service to the people of Sri Lanka. We began our business with auctioneering, and through the years, we have expanded and diversified into other related areas. Every service provided under the Schokman and Samerawickreme name is of the highest quality and credibility. See below for the list of services we currently offer our customers.

Chartered Auctioneers

Schokman and Samerawickreme are Sri Lanka’s pioneer Chartered Auctioneers, providing auctioneering services in the areas of real estate, household and office furniture, antique furniture, paintings, machinery and motor vehicles.

Our company’s co-founder, a British era planter named Schokman, was responsible for introducing the concept of auctions to Sri Lanka back in 1892. Since then, we have mastered the art of auctioneering, passing down knowledge, insights and expertise through the generations, to become the foremost Auctioneer on the island.

We count individuals, diplomatic missions, NGO’s, government departments, finance companies and other leading private sector organizations among our clients. The auctions are held at our Flagship Auction and Sales Facility on Isipathana Mawatha, Colombo 05 or at locations of our clients. Our digital auctions are usually held at the BMICH or at other locations convenient to our clients.

Consultant Valuers

Schokman and Samerawickreme conducts consultant valuations on land, buildings, motor vehicles, household and office furniture, machinery, paintings and antique items. The trust and credibility we have built over the decades has resulted in many public and private sector organizations, as well as individuals, seeking our valuation services.


We have successfully completed property sales for a large number of commercial organizations and private individuals. We specialize in selling and renting of land and buildings. We primarily offer our professional real estate services in Colombo and Kandy.