Our Beginnings…

Tamarind Gardens is a project in Digana, Kandy, Sri Lanka with the aim of developing the Community of this part of the island. The project is based from a ten acre site in a part of Digana known as Aluthwatte. We, Ayesha and Nalin have returned to Sri Lanka, the country of our birth to make a positive practical impact. The project concentrates on four different but interlinked areas, namely:

  • A mixed farm (livestock and agriculture)
  • Community Support Projects
  • Villa based accomodation
  • Real Estate

The ultimate objective is for the project to be viable and sustainable in the long-term. So here goes!!


With the goal of developing the community we have embarked on a project to provide accomodation at Tamarind Gardens (TG). To facilitate this project we have partnered with Walkers Tours, the premier Destination Management Company (DMC) in Sri Lanka. After many months of numerous challenges TG is finally up and running!

Our thanks to our Team, whose dedication and hard work have made it possible: Jayantha Rathnayake (Farm Manager), Skakthi Velu (Assistant Manager), Nawas, Sachi, and Sunil and our latest recruit, Manjula.

Our thanks to our building contractor Ananda Jayatilaka and his team, Keithsiri Fernando our Engineering Consultant for making our vision come alive.

We have been blessed with much encouragement and support from our families who have had faith in what we hope to achieve here in Digana and our love and thanks to all .

We have had exceptional service and assistance from the Mr Nirosh Perera (The Regional Manager), together with Suminda and Dulanga from the Kandy Branch of Hatton National Bank and we are indebted to their help.

Finally, and by no small means, we thank the whole of the Walkers Tours team, Vasantha Leelananda, Michael Elias, Yohan Peiris, Amali David from the Management Team, special thanks to Suren Basnayake for his insight, guidance, patience, energy and mostly for bringing us together with Walkers Tours. We have to mention Harin Thomas and Nalaka Pallipana for their expertise and help.

Walkers Tours empathised with our desire to facilitate the development of the local community through our various ‘Projects’, and by their hopefully intensitive marketing machinery will be able to target visitors who will want to get involved in the activities at TG.

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