Narayana Murthy Has Declined To Be The IT Advisor To President

Last week I mensioned that Infosys chairman Narayana Murthy was appointed as President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s IT advisor, how ever he has declined to be the IT advisor to the Sri Lankan government.

In a letter to Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Murthy said he had decided to withdraw from being the advisor due to personal reasons.

“I thank you for the courtesy shown to me during my recent visit to Sri Lanka. I have decided to withdraw from being the advisor to your government due to personal reasons,”

…the company quoted Murthy’s letter to Rajapaksa.

Murthy was appointed Feb 13 as Rajapaksa’s international advisor on IT.

“I am advisor to president of South Korea, prime minister of Malaysia and have been made advisor to Rajapaksa,” Murthy said on the sidelines of a function at the Infosys campus in the electronics city, Bangalore. A day later, Murthy declined the offer.