Considered a wildlife haven for its incredible biodiversity and renowned for some of the best leopard sightings in the country. Yala has recently been under stress from the amount of visitors flocking to the park. Due to limited resources wildlife authorities have struggled to conduct regular monitoring and anti-poaching patrol within the park. In an effort to assist this monitoring and patrol process. Dimo donated a Tata Xenon, 3 liters Euro Standard Emission Control Cab. John Keells Hotels agreed to supply 200 liters of fuel on a monthly basis to support the patrol operation and the Environment foundation of Sri Lanka (EFL) will provide logistical support and oversee the progress of patrols.
Mr. Chirtal Jayathilake Head of Ecotourism and Special Projects at JKH stated “ This patrol vehicle and the support provided through this private sector contribution will help park authorities conduct the necessary monitoring and anti-poaching patrols, instill the necessary discipline within the park and ensure its overall protection and conservation.”