Yashoda started in 1985 by acting in a tele-drama named Atta Bindei. She did a very good job in that teledrama which helped her to get the attention of many major directors and producers in Sri Lankan film and teledrama industries. But "Asalwesiyo" tele serial helped Wimaladharma to establish in tele-industry in Sri Lanka, Yashoda's first movie is "Gurugedara" and it was directed by one of the leading director in Sri Lanka named "Vijaya Dharmasiri". The acting in that films brought her first award. She won a merit award for her performance at Sarasaviwa film festival in 1993.