Meet the team

Dinesh Rajendran

Co-Founder and CEO

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 Chairman

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


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

Marketing and Communications Manager

Andreanna has had over 10 years of teaching experience and now works in Marketing. 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

Corporate Partnership Manager

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.

David Antony

Fundraiser Coordinator

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.

Beth Whitlock

Student Representative Programme Manager​

With over 6 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.​

Jack Vickery

Digital Operations Manager

Jack has over 11 years experience in digital marketing and web design and has been a member of the Teach team since 2020. Jack assists with the upkeep of our website and digital marketing support to help the growth of Teach Sri Lanka.

Tania Santhiapillai

Student Representative Programme Manager​

Tania is a newly qualified Physician's Associate with two years of experience working in a GP surgery. As the daughter of Sri Lankan immigrants, she has always wanted to give back to her parent's homeland. Tania holds a deep interest in education and in empowering the children of Sri Lanka. She has dedicated her time to volunteering for Sri Lanka Red Cross, where she previously taught children about water safety.

Abishek Ravindran

Project Controls and Liaison Manager

Abi is an undergraduate business student with internship experience across consulting and several high-growth startups. He has a deep passion for educational development and shares the team's belief in education as a driver of economic development and is excited to join Teach Sri Lanka to give back to his parents' homeland.

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