Dinesh started out his career in banking and finance with stints at Mercantile Investments, Nations Trust Bank and NDB Bank. He later made a career switch and joined Bates Strategic Alliance as a junior English Creative Writer. Having worked with other creative agencies, Dinesh returned to Bates in 2010 as Associate Creative Director and rose to the position of Creative Director. He also founded the agency’s Digital Advertising arm, Bates Digital. In 2016, Dinesh migrated to Australia and took up a role in Digital MArketing before returning to Sri Lanka to attend to family matters.
In 2016 Dinesh and his partner founded Foozoo, a quirky little B&B in Colombo. What started as a fun side project evolved into a full time business and Foozoo Infinite was officially born in 2017. Since then the company owns and manages three properties and runs a travel agency, Foozoo Travel. Meanwhile in 2020 Foozoo Kitchen came into being with a distinct Vegan menu.
Dinesh together with his sister Anne, found Goodfolks during the lockdown of 2020.