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International Achievements

2016

Been invited by AIESEC – Alexandria, Egypt to conduct seminars and workshops for Universities and schools on their career development and Entrepreneurship.

2015

Invited to train participants on personality development and public speaking over thirty countries for Mister and Miss Pan continental pageant in Philippines.

2015

Invited as a judge for Mister and Miss Pancontinental beauty pageant in Philippines.

2015

Invited by London Fashion Scout to produce shows for London Fashion Week.

2012

Invited to work with the fashion guru Sir Paul Smith in London.

2011

First Asian to judge Mr. Earth worldwide pageant in Central America with globally renowned personalities

2011

First Sri Lankan to chair the International Conference on Business and Technology in New Delhi, India, jointly organized by the state government of India and International Association of Management Scholars.

2011  to 2015

Presented research papers in many prestigious international research conferences on Business and IT.

Local Recognitions

2015

Being appointed as the board member of Sri Lankan beauty council launched by Unilever Sri Lanka.

2014

Chairperson for South Asian Summit for Youth and Human Rights on Gender equality in Higher Education.

2013

One of the five entrepreneurs to meet His Royal Highness Prince of Wales Prince Charles to talk on the creative entrepreneurship

2012

Winning the most prestigious Young Creative Entrepreneur of the year award outshining 30 creative sectors.

2011

Appointed as the youngest National Director of Sri Lanka for three international pageants.

2009

Became the Gold medalist of University of Westminster by topping the batch.

2008

The youngest editor in chief of a magazine in Sri Lanka.

1. Bronze Award at Cannes Lions Young Marketer of Sri Lanka – 2014

Prassanna received this award at the national competition for Young Marketers in Sri Lanka for Cannes Lions Young Marketer World representing the brand Microsoft, competing with 30 other multinational giants. Prassanna won this award for the best marketing plan and presentation for Free a girl charity campaign to eradicate child prostitution in Sri Lanka.

2. Bronze Award at National Best Quality Software Awards – 2013

This award was received for the best innovation in web based IT solution “Glamour Online” to connect pageant/beauty experts and amateurs all around the world.

3. Winner of the British Councils “Young Creative Entrepreneur (YCE) Fashion and Design Award 2012

He won this prestigious award outshining more than 200 participants from more than 25 creative sectors of the fashion, apparel and design industry.

Prassanna is the First male YCE winner from Sri Lanka from its inception and the youngest winner from the world out of 30 countries.

4. The Business Innovation Award – 2009

Prassanna received this award by British Computer Society and Informatics (Pvt) Ltd for the empirical research conducted on the Sri Lankan music and fashion industries advertising strategies and for the Decision Support System (IT solution) – “Online Ad Advisor” provided using Artificial Intelligence to effectively advertise to the consumer markets in Sri Lanka.

The following three research papers are published at the INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY on 4th and 5th of Nov 2011 at FRI University, New Delhi, India – The first time three Sri Lankan research papers by the same author/s getting published in this respective conference

Title of the paper/research

Year

Authors

Streamlining the requirements sharing and communication process of Sri Lankan apparel companies

2011

Prassanna Pathmanathan/ Manindra Dharmadasa

An online central location for companies to communicate their sales promotions effectively to their customers

2011

Prassanna Pathmanathan/ Ranika Amarasena

An optimized solution to manage workflow by identifying factors affecting ad agency client relationships in Sri Lanka

2011

Prassanna Pathmanathan/ Ushanthi Sathiyamoorthi

The following two research papers were published at the Global Academy of Business and Economic Research in collaboration with the University of Texas in Dubai. (Dec 22nd – 23rd 2012).

Title of the paper/research

Year

Authors

A Community-based application and research to aid private and corporate charitable funding to improve the effectiveness and direction of donations in Sri Lanka

2012

Prassanna Pathmanathan/ Thilini Perera

iBOND – A better communication mode between the brands and the consumers to enhance consumer loyalty

2012

Prassanna Pathmanathan/ Arunan Sadananthan

The following research paper is accepted in the following conferences to present

Title of the paper/research

Year

Authors

An optimized business solution that increases the quality of the pageantry sector in Sri Lanka in order to produce world class contestants.

2013

Prassanna Pathmanathan/ Maheshika Peiris

 

Conference

Country

Reviewed Universities and Organizations

International Journal of Arts & Sciences (IJAS) Conference

USA

Harvard University, Yale University, Princeton University

International Conference on E-Commerce and Information Technology

Sri Lanka

International Center for Research and Development (ICRD)

Asia Pacific Marketing and Management Conference 2013

Malaysia

The Faculty of Economic and Business, University of Malaysia

The following research paper is accepted in the following conferences to present

Title of the paper/research

Year

Authors

“Train Me Expert” – An optimized IT solution to bridge the training gap in Sri Lankan Star Hotels”

2013

Prassanna Pathmanathan/ Sharaniya Jayasekeran

 

Conference

Country

Global Conference on Human Resource Management (Oct, 2013)

USA

International Conference on Tourism & Hospitality Management – (Dec 2013)

Sri Lanka

Greece International Multidisciplinary Academic Conference (Dec 2013)

Greece

International Conference on Strategic Business Management (Jan 2014)

Malaysia