The beginnings of idea of Citigardens can be routed back to 1990s when our founder CEO, Mr. Hilru Siddeeque developed a keen interest in agriculture while working with the United Nations in the Thai Cambodian border to provide emergency relief for Cambodians and affected Thai villagers due to civil war in Cambodia. He crossed the Cambodian border through Thai villages from many points through Thai farms and orchards and saw the success in Thai agriculture using modern technology and micro-irrigation systems which came into use in a large way. At the same time Thai entrepreneurs invested in producing various kinds of modern equipments and accessories to contribute to the fast developing agricultural sector. To promote business through the micro-irrigation systems the Super Products Co. Ltd of Thailand decided to manufacture a few accessories in 1999. In the same year these products were introduced to Sri Lanka through Mr. Hilru Siddeeque and that created the necessity to give birth to Citigardens.
Citigardens has constantly grown to be the market leader today in Sri Lanka in introducing micro-irrigation by providing the technology at all levels small, medium and large. It is a private sector organization operating with a commercial interest, but it works in the meantime like a NGO with Community Based Organizations. The CEO’s experience in working with the United Nations agencies and International NGOs has been much valuable to set up Citigardens different from many other private sector companies. Our customers are the utmost priority in every work we carry out at Citigardens. We ensure that our staff understand our customer requirements and are served professionally and most efficiently at all times. We also cater into community organizations needs and undertake Community Tree Planting projects on a selected basis.
Starting from the humble beginnings of just 5 individuals in the team, Citigardens has grown to be a company operating from its main office in Dehiwala and branches in Pettah, Keppetipola and Dambulla with a staff of 35 individuals. We take pride in acquiring the latest technology in agriculture and continuously upgrading our position in the market to be in par with the world’s most advanced agro technology.