Straight-talking IT leader to advise Sri Lanka President

Posted on February 14, 2009  /  2 Comments


Mr Narayana Murthy of Infosys has always been a straight-talker and a clear thinker. The Sri Lanka President deserves congratulations on picking him as his advisor. He will give good advice. We hope the President will take the advice.

Sri Lanka’s President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Friday appointed N R Narayana Murthy, chairman of India’s Infosys Technologies, as his international advisor on information technology, the president’s office said.

Rajapaksa made the appointment after inviting Narayana Murthy as the chief guest to the ceremonial launch of ‘2009-Year of English and Information Technology’ at the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo on Friday.

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  1. I guess this in no way is “tantamount to an intrusion into Sri Lanka’s internal affairs and is disrespectful to the country’s statehood”. One yardstick for humanitarian affairs, another for IT. Can’t wait to see Mr. Murthy’s porn filter for Sri Lanka.

  2. Mr. Murthy, unlike Bill Gates, is still very much a part of his company. At international level he is direct competition to Sri Lankan software firms.

    Should one appoint one’s competitor as an advisor?

    This is like Sri Lankan cricket team expecting blessings from Sai Baba before their match with India. Fools.