User:James.Gourlay/Anoka Abeyrathne

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Anoka Abeyrathne (Anoka Primrose Abeyrathne) is the recipient of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Youth Award 2010 [1] for Outstanding contribution to the protection of Environment and mitigation of Climate Change. [2]. Abeyrathne has been involved in adapting/mitigating Climate change and protecting wetlands of Sri Lanka since the age of 14 years and has replanted more than 12,000 Mangroves in Sri Lanka while promoting renewable energy and organic farming practices. [3]

She is an activist involved in Greentheclimate.org and has worked with youth led organisations and the British Council. The Sri Lankan representative to the Children's World Summit on the Environment at age 15, she is a British Council International Climate Champion 2010 and is the Sri Lankan delegate to the Youth Forum on Climate Finance 2010 in Shanghai.

She is related to prominent diplomats, humanitarians and Ministers of the Parliament of Sri Lanka and is the daughter of a pioneer in renewable energy in Sri Lanka.

Anoka is an undergraduate of the University of London the Open University of Sri Lanka and is an avid linguist and sportswoman.

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