DIMO has always recognized the need to impart quality technical training to our customers, dealers and staff as we believe the success of a company lies in the skill and competence of its people.

With DATS, you will not be left behind in the competitive world of automobile technology. Our training program is of the highest caliber in a fully-equipped modern training centre located in Weliweriya. The program is conducted in-conjunction with the pioneering organization that brings you the future of the automobile, Daimler AG of Germany, the Principal of Mercedes-Benz. DATS is registered with the Tertiary & Vocational Education Commission. The DATS training syllabus is accredited to receive NVQ level IV Certificate.

Our Commitment

Whether you are finishing school, have been out of school for a few years, or interested in being re-trained, DATS will give you the skills you need to launch a rewarding career in the automotive industry.

Our History

In 1990, The DIMO Automobile Training School (DATS) was established at Jethawana road, Colombo 14 in collaboration with Daimler AG, Germany to develop a course of international standards.

The school became the first and largest one of its kind in the private sector to offer an automotive technological education as a social service to Sri Lanka.

DATS was later shifted to Siyambalape in 1997. More than 500 students have graduated from our school with exceptional skills to utilize in the growing global automotive industry.

In 2010, in celebration of our 20th anniversary, DATS introduced its courses in Jaffna in the new branch established in the liberated war torn area. Later DATS-Jaffna established in Ariyalai with enhanced training facilities.

DATS at Siyambalape was moved to present location in Weliweriya in 2016 further developing the training facility into a new dimension.

Our Support

DATS provides outstanding training to 35 students every year without any charge or obligation on their part. During the training, trainees will receive meals, uniforms and footwear at the cost of DIMO.

Company medical facilities and insurance coverage too are provided free of charge as well.

Our Training

The two-year course exposes you to Mercedes-Benz, Bosch, Komatsu and TATA vehicle maintenance, electrical as well as electronic related technology adapting student centered education approach for better results.

Individual and group-based projects and competitive examinations are designed to keep you challenged and motivated.

Our Education Policy

  • By combining our technical and instructive competence with our long-standing experience in Germany, we cover the complete training spectrum needed for automobile technology training.
  • The program features over 70% hands-on training at our state-of-the-art workshops.
  • Links are maintained with professional institutions to source candidates and to improve professional knowledge.

From your A Level to the next level with DIMO.

DIMO Academy for Technical Skills Is currently calling for applications from school leavers for its world-class diploma In Automobile Mechatronics

Globally recognised and globally renowned, our course has been certified by the German Chamber of Commerce and the Sri Lanka Vocational Training Authority.

Course duration: 3 years

Created for you to win your future, it is a stepping stone to prestigious employment opportunities the world over.

So if you’re it, you’re in. Registrations now open. Email your CV today to dats@dimolanka.com For inquiries, call us at 0773 415 243

Diploma in automobile from DATS section 3

Join the DIMO Tribe

By joining our program, you will be training alongside experienced and friendly personnel in a professional organization yet extremely lively environment. In addition, you will be part of everything our DIMO family is involved in.

The Application Process

To apply, all you have to do is to forward a CV with a cover letter expressing your interest in our program.
Applications are accepted all year round with processing carried out in February.
Shortlisted candidates are then called for an aptitude test followed by a practical test which will lead to an interview.
The new semester begins in June.

Entry Requirements

  • G.C.E O’ level with B passes for Mathematics, Science and English or
  • G.C.E A’ level with two passes in Mathematics, Bioscience or Technology stream.
  • Below 24 years at the application closing date.
  • DATS is open to both male and female candidates.
Please send all applications to:

The General Manager – Human Resources
Diesel and Motor Engineering PLC
No. 65, Jetawana Road,

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