Written by Kumudu Jayawardana
08 Apr, 2014 | 11:59 am
Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa is placed on 34 among the list of the 100 Most Influential Asian People of 2014.
Indian Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and Indian Congress leader Rahul Gandhi have been named among top 5 in the list of 100 influential Asians.
Modi is fourth in the list followed by Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Chinese premier Le Keqiang is third.
India’s finance minister P Chidambaram is listed 11 while President Pranab Mukherjee is 19th. Pakistan’s former Army chief Ashfaq Kayani is 18th in the list.
Indian businessman Mukesh Ambani is 21st in the list followed by Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina (22).
Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa is 34th in the list while Lakshmi Mittal, India’s Business magnate who is worth $17.5 billion is 36th.
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee is 42nd Influential person while Indian tycoon Azim Premji is 44th.
Social activist Anna Hazare is listed as 46 influential person ahead of Indra Nooyi, CEO of Pepsi Co. Amartya Sen, Nobel Prize winner for Economics, is 52nd while Chanda Kochhar, managing director of ICICI Bank, is 54th.
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