Feeding Flyers

Diesel & Motor Engineering Company Limited (DIMO) stepped in on Thursday, to assist SriLankan Catering feed thousands of airline passengers setting foot on the island. Diesel & Motor Engineering Company Limited (DIMO) stepped in on Thursday, to assist SriLankan Catering feed thousands of airline passengers setting foot on the island.

With its latest venture worth US$ 600,000, the cars, diesel and engineering people are diversifying into the flying food business.

The company entered into a formal agreement to provide warehousing solutions for the island’s monopoly in-flight meal provider, SriLankan Catering, on Thursday.

SriLankan Catering (Pvt) Ltd., in a bid to extend its catering facility, has begun work on a new, state-of-the-art flight kitchen in Katunayake.

“The need for such a facility has been felt for over five years,” said Dilip Nijhawan, CEO, SriLankan Catering.

The present catering facility, though equipped to produce 5,000 meals a day, whips up about 10,200 on an average day.

With tourist arrivals picking up, and an increasing number of transit passengers going through Sri Lanka’s sole international airport, the catering servic