Key Note SpeakerROHAN PALLEWATTA IS PRESENTLY THE EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN LANKA HARNESS CO; (PVT) LTD., THE CORE BUSINESS OF THIS COMPANY IS THE MANUFACTURING OF IMPACT SENSORS FOR AUTOMOBILE AIRBAGS AND SEAT BELTS. CUSTOMERS INCLUDE TOYOTA, NISSAN, HONDA, MITSUBISHI AND MAZDA OF JAPAN, FORD, GENERAL MOTORS AND CHRYSLER OF USA AND VOLVO, SAAB, BMW, ASTON MARTIN, OPEL AND RENAULT OF EUROPE. MR. PALLEWATTA RAKES IN TO THE COUNTRY FOREIGN REVENUE WORTH OVER US $ 25 MILLION ANNUALLY. IN RECOGNITION OF HIS OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO THE SRI LANKAN ECONOMY, THE JUNIOR CHAMBER INTERNATIONAL IN 2006 AWARDED HIM THE MOST PRESTIGIOUS AWARD “THE TOYP” IN THE CATEGORY OF BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURIAL ACCOMPLISHMENT. AN ATTORNEY AT LAW BY PROFESSION, VERSATILE ROHAN PALLEWATTA HOLDS A B.A. (ENGLISH SPECIAL) AND HAS A MBA FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF SRI JAYAWARDENAPURA. HE HAS BEEN A VISITING LECTURER AND AN EXAMINER IN BUSINESS LAW FROM 2000. HIS MOST RECENT APPOINTMENT IS AS THE DIRECTOR OF RECENTLY INCORPORATED STATE RESOURCES MANAGEMENT CORPORATION THAT DIRECTLY REPORT TO HIS EXCELLENCY THE PRESIDENT.

THE QUALITY REQUIREMENT OF THE PRODUCT THAT MR. PALLEWATTA MANUFACTURE IS 1 PPM; WHICH MEANS ONLY A SINGLE DEFECT WOULD BE TOLERATED FOR A MILLION PRODUCED. THE UNIQUENESS IN ROHAN’S ACHIEVEMENT IS THAT THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THAT SRI LANKA HAS ENTERED THE INTERNATIONAL MARKET WITH A 1 PPM QUALITY PRODUCT.

A PRODUCT OF ST. ANTHONY’S COLLEGE, KANDY WAS THE HEAD PREFECT IN THE YEAR 1987.

IN MARCH 2013 MR. PALLEWATTA WAS CONFERRED THE PLATINUM HONOUR BY THE ALUMNI OF SRI JAYEWARDENEPURA UNIVERSITY FOR HIS LIFE TIME CONTRIBUTION TO MANAGEMENT EXCELLENCE.