Dinesh Rajendran

Co-Founder and Chairman

From humble beginnings to managing large scale projects in the UK. Dinesh has first hand experience of the transformative potential of solid educational grounding. He co-founded Teach Sri Lanka to provide this opportunity to other children.

Dimithri Gunasinghe

Co-Founder and Treasurer

Dimithri and Dinesh were co-horts at the same school. Dimithri financial background and experience in the private equity and startup space has ensured that Teach Sri Lanka first has the maximum impact at the minimal cost to our donors.

Mahesh Santiapillai

Compliance and Regulations Lead

With a background in Compliance and Regulation in the financial services sector Mahesh has always had a passion for volunteering and co-founded the volunteer society in the University of Surrey. He looks forward to bringing his expertise to Teach Sri Lanka and enabling the not for profit to flourish.

Andreanna Poulaki

Communications and Marketing Lead

Andreanna is a teacher by profession and has over 10 years of experience . Her passion and drive to give back to society lead her to Kenya where she volunteered to teach underprivileged children.¬† Her creativity coupled with her aspiration to make a difference, makes her a great¬†volunteer to represent Teach Sri Lankas’ beliefs and values, and create awareness for our cause.

Romesh Don

Public Relations Lead

Romesh has built a tenured career in the buying and selling of global food commodities with a particular focus on the UK market. His ability to develop relationships and negotiate complex commodities contracts makes him the ideal for the role of Public relations lead with the primary mandate of improving Teach Sri Lanka’s footprint and visibility across UK higher educational institutions, including spearheading our Student Representative program. In addition, Romesh will also look to develop our relationships with a number of strategic corporates, ultimately allowing the charity to forge long lasting relationships with these institutions. 

David Antony

Operations Manager

With over 20 years’ experience as a Police Officer in the Royal Navy, David has always had an ingrained passion for helping people. He has led teams in the delivery of humanitarian aid and disaster relief operations in the Caribbean and Indian Ocean which ultimately led him to joining Teach Sri Lanka. His high levels of motivation and situational awareness has enabled him to consistently deliver across functional operational excellence. David has incredibly strong communication skills and a strong desire to empower other members of the team which makes him ideal for the role of Operations Manager.


Beth Whitlock

Student Representative Programme Manager

With over 4 years experience working in the care industry, Beth has always had a passion for helping those in need. Past experiences include visiting Kenya to help provide teaching services in local schools for destitute children. Beths’ values align with Teach Sri Lankas to make her a great addition to the student representative team.




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