Anoka Primrose Abeyrathne

Co-Founder | Growin' Money | Sri Lanka

Anoka Abeyrathne is an innovator, social entrepreneur and advocate. Anoka is a Forbes 30 under 30, recipient of the Commonwealth Youth Award from Queen Elizabeth II, Sri Lanka’s first female World Economic Forum New Champion, Zonta Award for Environment recipient, Cosmopolitan 35 under 35 and a British Council International Climate Champion. She is the currently elected Environment Lead for the Royal Commonwealth Society.

Anoka is the co-founder of Growin’ Money – a social enterprise to empower women and vulnerable communities across the Global South through digital skills and pioneering Mangroveenvironmental enterprise. Her newest venture focuses on healthcare, building research and digital skills globally. Her petition supporting the Animal Welfare Bill lead to the draft bill being revived in parliament. Her work on Mangroves led to the President of Sri Lanka gazetting Mangroves as a protected species.