3 Degrees of Nihal
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I always find it interesting when I come to
Former Sri Lankan President, Ransingha Pramadasa (3 degrees: Brother -> Brother’s Best Friend, Chief Legal Advisor To President -> President),
CEO Honda Sri Lanka (1 degree: First Cousin),
Former Minister of Industries and Trade (3 degrees: Sister -> Husband -> Brother),
Sri Lankan Secretary to Asian Development Bank (3 degrees: Mother -> Sister -> Husband).
Fun times! Reason for this phenomenon? How could this be, given back home I don't know anyone of importance, well other than that reporter I once sold a tie too, now what was his name.....? ;) Anyways, I think in this part of the world, especially when my parents were growing up, because of social class, education and access to the best schools, the pool to fill those top positions is much smaller then the general population. That and of course my family here is so large, so someone is bound to know someone!
Interesting stuff eh!