DIMO to enter agro tourism market | Sunday Observer

DIMO to enter agro tourism market

18 October, 2020
A luxury chalet at the  Dambulla Agri Techno Park
A luxury chalet at the Dambulla Agri Techno Park

DIMO Agribusinesses, the agriculture arm of DIMO, has selected its Agri Techno Park in Dambulla to embark on its journey in agro tourism.

Its agri techno parks in Dambulla, Nikaweratiya and Lindula, carry out research and development, seed production, farmer education and training activities while also acting as model farms.

The company plans to enter the agro tourism market through these parks to cater to the growing number of tourists interested in an agriculture-based holiday experience.

Tourists will have the opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge and experience about the agricultural way of life in the country while staying in luxury cabanas or holiday bungalows in the parks.

The company opened two luxury chalets at the Dambulla Agri Techno Park recently and expects to commence operations soon.

Chairman and Managing Director of DIMO, Ranjith Pandithage said, “Agro tourism is a vast area and this is our first initiative in this field. We have selected our Agri Techno Park in Dambulla for this project since it is equipped with high-tech agriculture facilities.”

Group CEO of DIMO, Gahanath Pandithage said, “Agro tourism is an important factor in the future tourism industry and many countries heavily focus on this area. Sri Lanka also needs to seriously look at Agro Tourism.”

General Manager for Agriculture Special Projects of DIMO, Priyanga Dematawa said, “Urban agriculture enthusiasts could conveniently learn modern and traditional farming methods.”