Advocata Institute is a think tank that evaluates, engages, and informs policy changes to champion economic freedom and liberalisation through media innovation. It envisions a free, prosperous and lawful Sri Lanka, where anyone can succeed through hard work and free exchange regardless of ethnicity, caste, creed or religion. Advocata's research centres on economic freedom in society and the institute advocates for evidence-based market-oriented policies that engage policymakers and policy influencers in Sri Lanka.

Contact details

Website:
http://advocata.org

Address:
23/3, Guildford Crescent 4, Colombo 07, Sri Lanka.

Country:
Sri Lanka

Sub-region:
Southern Asia

Areas of focus

Geographics of focus
Sri Lanka
Operating languages
English

Organisation details

Business model
Non-profit
Institutional affiliations
Independent
Year founded
2016
Age (years)
Advocata Institute
 8
Sri Lanka average
 29
Global average
 32
Founded by
Founders: Murtaza Jafferjee, Deane Jayamanne, Riyad Riffai and Sarasali Fonseka
Founder gender: Both male and female co-founders
Leadership
Leader(s) (2023): Fredrik Erixon
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2022): Mr. Dhananath Fernando
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2021): Mr. Dhananath Fernando
Leader gender: Male
Staff size
2023
Advocata Institute
 21
Sri Lanka average
 22
Global average
 66
2022
Advocata Institute
 18
2021
Advocata Institute
 10
% Female staff
2023
Advocata Institute
 4%
Sri Lanka average
 18%
Global average
 50%
2022
Advocata Institute
 72%
% Female researchers
2022
Advocata Institute
 66%
Sri Lanka average
 68%
Global average
 36%

Organisational performance

Publications
2021
Advocata Institute
 15
Sri Lanka average
 11
Global average
 43
Financials
2021
Advocata Institute
 $400,000
Sri Lanka average
 $469,828
Global average
 $4,687,952

Social

Likes (2023)
Advocata Institute
 12,000
Sri Lanka average
 7,156
Global average
 27,094
Twitter
Followers (2024)
Advocata Institute
 6,283
Sri Lanka average
 3,444
Global average
 18,126
Followers (2022)
Advocata Institute
 5,530
Subscribers (2023)
Advocata Institute
 4,990
Sri Lanka average
 1,331
Global average
 6,305
Subscribers (2022)
Advocata Institute
 4,090
Followers (2023)
Advocata Institute
 5,607
Sri Lanka average
 2,248
Global average
 11,185
Followers (2022)
Advocata Institute
 4,903
Followers (2022)
Advocata Institute
 3,274
Sri Lanka average
 2,494
Global average
 16,662

Data notes

Last updated: 08/05/2023
Rating of data accuracy (find out more) : OTT reviewed
Data sources consulted: Information supplied by organisation, Organisation┬┤s website, Organisation's social media accounts
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