Anoka Primrose Abeyrathne

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Anoka Primrose Abeyrathne
HE Kamlesh Sharma with Anoka Abeyrathne.jpg
Anoka with HE Kamlesh Sharma Commonwealth Secretariat
Citizenship Sri Lankan
Education LLB
Wildlife Conservation, Ecology, Environmental Science
Human Resources Management
Alma mater Bishop's College
University of London
Sri Lanka Law College
Open University of Sri Lanka
Occupation Environmentalist, social entrepreneur, lawyer
Known for Growin' Money
Awards Commonwealth Youth Award
SAARC Youth Award

Anoka Primrose Abeyratne also known as Anoka Abeyrathne is a Sri Lankan eco-social entrepreneur[1] and environmentalist on environmental, sustainable development and entrepreneurial issues in Sri Lanka and in the Asian region.

Early life and education[edit]

Anoka Aberyrathne born in Sri Lanka completed primary and secondary education in Biology at Bishop's College Colombo and graduated with a LLB from the University of London.

Activism and Work[edit]

Abeyrathne started volunteering at the age of 13 when the Tsunami struck and has replanted over 12,000 Mangroves in South Asia by providing over 5000 families the opportunity to gain an income source through handicraft making, organic farming and soft skills training.

Secretary General of the Commonwealth of Nations HE Kamlesh Sharma presented Abeyrathne with a Commonwealth Youth Award in March 2013.[2][3]

Recognized by the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)[4][5] and by Youth Service America as one of the 25 Most Influential and Powerful Young Persons of the World 2012,[6][7] Abeyrathne was part of Sri Lanka's first digital environmental music video.[8]

Abeyrathne has been featured by the United Nations Environmental Programme,[9] the UNICEF,[10] The Guardian[11] TEDx,[12] UNFPA[13] and Huffington Post.[7]