Narayana Murthy Appointed As President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s IT Advisor

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.

President 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. It was launched as a major initiative of the government to meet the demands of the 21st century in skills and capacities, mainly at the rural sector.