DIMO, a leading diversified conglomerate in Sri Lanka, extended its annual book distribution project for the communities in the fisheries sector, through its recently opened Marine Engineering Workshop in Dikkowita.
Company’s annual book distribution initiative aligns with the objective of creating resilient communities by developing opportunities and partnerships, which is a part of DIMO’s Sustainability Agenda. Additionally, the initiative also aligns with Sustainable Development Goal #4 – Quality Education, with the broader perspective of ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and promoting lifelong learning opportunities for all. The company conducts its annual book distribution project in Siyambalape, Weliweriya and Thotalanga which are in close proximity to several DIMO facilities.
Fisheries sector and its surrounding communities play an integral part in the economic development of the nation. This year, the company extended its book distribution project to communities in the fisheries sector with an objective of making a greater impact among different communities.
Mr. Ranjith Pandithage, Chairman & Managing Director of DIMO, shared his thoughts on the project, “This is DIMO’s first CSR initiative implemented for the communities in the fisheries sector. We have identified education as a key factor in eliminating poverty and improving overall quality of life. As the nation’s growth partner, it is imperative for DIMO to continue fuelling the dreams and aspirations of all communities.”
Mr. Sumudu Dahanayake, Local Harbour Manager of Dikkowita Fishery Harbour Northern Terminal said, “DIMO vastly contributes to uplifting the local fisheries sector through its best engineering solutions and this initiative reaffirms DIMO’s commitment to social and economic development of the communities in the fisheries sector.”
The book distribution at the DIMO Marine Workshop in Dikkowita was attended by Mr. Gahanath Pandithage, Group CEO of DIMO; Mr. Suresh Gooneratne, Director and CFO of DIMO; Mr. Mahesh Karunaratne, COO – After Sales Services at DIMO; Mr. Dinuk Peiris, CMO of DIMO; Mr. Sumudu Dahanayake, Local Harbour Manager of Dikkowita Fishery Harbour Northern Terminal; and Mr. Pasindu Sandaruwan, International Harbour Manager of Dikkowita Fishery Harbour Southern Terminal.
Representatives of DIMO and Dikkowita Fishery Harbour with parents of the children at the book distribution held in Dikkowita
Diesel & Motor Engineering PLC (DIMO) is involved in a number of related fields and represents many prestigious principals – Mercedes-Benz, Siemens, Jeep, KSB, TATA Motors, MTU, Komatsu, Michelin, Zeiss, MRF, Bomag, Claas, TK Elevator, Mahindra Tractors and Stanley to name a few. From a company known for vehicles, DIMO today has diversified into many areas. Medical Engineering, Building Management Systems and Services, Power Generation and Distribution, Material Handling, Storage and Warehouse solutions, Power Tools, Agricultural Equipment, Total Lighting Solutions, Power systems and Generators, Refrigeration, Ship Repairing and Driver Training Courses are some of the areas into which DIMO has entered during the past few decades. DIMO has also diversified into fertilizer and agriculture input market. DIMO successfully entered into overseas markets in the Maldives and Myanmar, by expanding their Marine and General Engineering services through partnerships in the Maldives and their automobiles and automobile servicing segments into Myanmar. DIMO is currently working to consolidate on current overseas operations with new markets in East Africa.