Rohan Pallewatta Biography

Rohan Pallewatta is presently the Executive Chairman of Lanka Harness co; (Pvt) ltd., the core business of this company is the manufacture of impact sensors for automobile airbags and seat belts. Customers include Toyota, Nissan, Honda, Mitsubishi and Mazda of Japan, ford, general motors, Chrysler of USA, Volvo, SAAB, BMW, Aston Martin, OPEL and Renault of Europe. Mr. Pallewatta raked into the country foreign revenue worth over us $80 million in 2017. In recognition of his outstanding contribution to the Sri Lankan economy, the junior chamber international in 2006 awarded him the most prestigious award “the top” 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 an MBA from the University of Sri Jayawardenapura. He has been a visiting lecturer and an examiner in business law from 2000.

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.

Mr Pallewatta an eloquent speaker has delivered more than 500 keynote addresses both locally and internationally that includes a ‘ted’ speech.

Among many an accolade to his credit, he delivered the valedictory address at the 2008 convocation of the University of Sri Jayawardenepura. In 2014 he also delivered the keynote at the research symposium of the University of Colombo.

In 2013 the department of commerce and industry of the University of Sri Jayawardenepura conferred upon Mr. Pallewatta a recognition as the ‘entrepreneur of the nation’

Also in March 2013, Mr. Pallewatta was conferred the platinum honour (the highest honour conferred upon any individual) by the alumni of the postgraduate institute of management affiliated to the University of Sri Jayawardenepura for his lifetime contribution to management excellence.

A product of st. Anthony’s College, Kandy was the head prefect in the year 1987.

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