Lankan-born Rajan Anandan is India’s top MNC CEO

Sri Lankan-born Rajan Anandan, the Head of Google India, has been ranked as India’s Top Multi National Corporation (MNC) Chief Executive Officer.  Rajan is the son of endurance swimmer and multi-Guinness record holder, the late Kumar Anandan, and Manel Anandan (nee Samaraweera). He is an MIT and Stanford alumni, and previously worked for McKinsey, Microsoft & Dell, and is a Founding Partner of Blue Ocean Ventures. Rajan has beaten some of the top and senior names in India whilst Google at brands level had superseded some of the more established…

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Tamil party threatens agitation

Ilankai Tamil Arasu Katchi calls for greater devolution The Ilankai Tamil Arasu Katchi (ITAK), the main constituent of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), has said it would commence a non-violent struggle in January next year if the Sri Lankan government “does not change its course before the end of this year.” The announcement was made at the party’s recent 15th national convention held in Vavuniya, where senior parliamentarian Mavai Senathirajah was named its new leader, succeeding veteran Tamil politician R. Sampanthan who continues leading the TNA. Apparently in line with…

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‘We will not allow an external probe’

Interview with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa Sri Lanka’s President Mahinda Rajapaksa faces the twin challenges of external pressure for an international probe into allegations of war crimes and internal pressure over the dialogue process with the Tamil National Alliance. In his first interview since meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi in May, he spoke to Suhasini Haidar about the UNHRC resolution and the possibility of restarting dialogue. Tell us what you think the Sri Lankan-appointed Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commisson (LLRC) has achieved so far? We have already implemented 35 proposals of the LLRC…

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Open for talks on 13th Amendment: Rajapaksa

‘Grateful to India for its stand on the U.N. Human Rights Council vote’ Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa is open for a dialogue with the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) on the implementation of the 13th Amendment to the Sri Lankan Constitution, which devolves more powers to provinces in the island nation. In an exclusive interview to TheHindu, Mr. Rajapaksa denied reports that he was upset about the meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi had with six leaders of the Tamil-majority North and Eastern provinces. It was their right in a democracy “to…

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