COLOMBO. - Shri Lanka newspaper Sunday Times attached Armenian roots to Princess Diana in an article about Armenia (Armenia - Where Life Began).
“What is common between the following famous people: Princess Diana (no need of introduction), Garry Kasparov (Former world chess champion), Kim Kardashian (Socialite, model, sex-symbol) Andre Agassi (former world no.1 tennis player), Ivan Aivazovsky (world famous painter), Charles Aznavour (Singer, Actor), Arthur Abraham (current IBF middle weight-world boxing champion), Hasmik Papian (world famous opera singer). The question seems to be difficult. But the answer is simple. The common thing among the above celebrities is their roots. They are all Armenians. It is surprising that Armenian connection is so strong and work wonders. Perhaps Armenia is the only country whose Diaspora is more than the resident natives of the country. Armenia has a resident population of 3 million with a world-wide Diaspora population of around 7 million,” says the article.
Armenian roots of Princess Diana have been brought up earlier. Different sources indicate that the great-grandmother of Diana’s maternal line in the second lap was Armenian from India, named Eliza Kyuark (Kevorkian).
After a short outline the article mentions that a great number of students from Asian countries come to Armenia to continue their education. The reason for this attraction is low education fee in Armenia. At present there are more than 1,300 foreign students studying in Armenia.