Welcome to a Farming Revolution
Passion and perseverance personified; SK Farms is the brainchild of Mr. Kamilton Arumugam.
SK Farms located in Aliyavalai, in the Jaffna Area, was incorporated on 19th December 2019. On a 145-acre plot of land which was previously owned by another Dutch family and is now a coconut plantation of 10,000 plants where Dutch culture has returned with Kamilton Arumugam and his Dutch Partner Lieke Schrödder.
Benefitting from Mr. Kamilton’s years of experience in trading and business, and European management styles, the farm is set on a trajectory of upward development with the aim of becoming one of the nation’s biggest farm suppliers.
The 2020s brought radical change. Taking a leap of faith, Mr. Kamilton and his partner stepped away from a comfortable lifestyle in Europe and moved to Sri Lanka in 2021 on a full-time basis. The hands-on approach paid off, the farm survived the pandemic and the economic downturn of the country and grew into a full-blown, professional farm with a team of 75 staff in the short space of 10 months.
Today, SK farm persists, facing and overcoming many difficulties, including fuel and gas shortages, cultural differences, and even petty jealousy to achieve its single-minded goal of becoming one of the nation’s largest farming suppliers, thanks to the team of dedicated staff who handle all the operational aspects of the farm as well as several non-profit activities.
To channel the passion and pure love for the environment that pervades the SK Farms family into ensuring the creation of one of the leading and most professional farms in the northern part of the country.
To create a diverse food supply chain compatible with international standards through equal opportunity, women’s support and a hands-on mentality.
Diversity, the key to SK Farm’s success has been a philosophy that has firmly embedded itself in every aspect of the farm’s operation, from its recruitment policies to its management philosophy. This is no more evident than in the farm’s agricultural diversity.
What started out as a coconut farm, has today been carefully nurtured into a diversified farming enterprise engaging in not just coconut farming but also Fresh Water Fish Farming, Saltwater Shrimp Farm, Poultry Farm, and Goat Farm.