Narayana Murthy declines Srilankan Government offer as IT Advisor
Couple of days back, Srilankan government offered Narayana Murthy the role of IT advisor to President of Sri Lanka. I was very surprised with the offer and more so on the timing of it. Srilanka is going through a big ethnic crisis at this moment involving ethnic Tamils which is causing lot of heartburns in Tamil Nadu. It is going to be big election issue in Tamilnadu in 2009. In this scenario I didnt expect any high profile position in the Srilankan Govt to be occupied by an Indian. Narayana Moorthy has rightly rejected the offer on personal grounds but I guess it is more to do with the threat his company would face if he accepts the offer. I believe what he has done is right in the current scenario.