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Narayana Murthy quits as IT chief to Rajapaksa

Narayana Murthy quits as IT chief to Rajapaksa
PTI
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First Published: Wed, Feb 18 2009. 10 58 PM IST
Updated: Wed, Feb 18 2009. 10 58 PM IST
Bangalore: Within days of his appointment as international adviser on information technology to Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, IT czar N.R. Narayana Murthy quit on Wednesday from the post citing personal reasons.
In a letter to Rajapaksa, Murthy, chief mentor of Infosys Technologies Ltd, said he has decided to withdraw from being the adviser due to personal reasons but did not elaborate.
In his letter, details of which were made available to the media here by Infosys, Murthy thanked Rajapaksa for the invitation to be the IT adviser and for the courtesy shown to him during his recent visit to Sri Lanka.
Last Saturday, Sri Lankan foreign secretary Palitha Kohona had announced Murthy’s appointment in Colombo and said he (Murthy) had accepted it.
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First Published: Wed, Feb 18 2009. 10 58 PM IST