The winner of Misss Sri Lanka‘s largest beauty prize has suffered head injuries Mrs Sri Lanka‘ beauty queen injured in on-stage
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The winner of Sri Lanka‘s largest beauty prize has suffered head injuries after a brawl broke out on stage.
Beauty queen Pushpika De Silva received the “Miss Sri Lanka” identify at a ceremony on national TV on Sunday.
Moments later, the 2019 winner seized Ms De Silva’s crown, claiming she couldn’t be presented the identify due to the fact she changed into divorced.
The prize has now been back to Ms De Silva, after pageant organisers showed she isn’t always a divorcee.
Judges named Miss De Silva the 2021 winner on the Mrs Sri Lanka very last in a theatre in Colombo on Sunday night.
But the 2019 winner, Caroline Jurie, stripped Ms De Silva of her crown, mentioning a pageant rule that competition should be married and now no longer divorced.
“There is a rule that stops ladies who’ve already been married and are divorced, so I am taking steps to make the crown visit 2nd place,” Ms Jurie informed the audience.
She located the crown at the runner-up, prompting a tearful Ms De Silva to stroll off degree, a video of the incident confirmed.
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picture caption A video confirmed winner Caroline Jurie handing the crown to the runner-up
The organisers have apologised to Ms De Silva, who says she is separated, however now no longer divorced.
In a Facebook post, she stated she went to clinic to be dealt with for head accidents after the incident.
Ms De Silva stated she could take felony motion for the “unreasonable and insulting” manner she changed into dealt with.
“I’m nevertheless an un-divorced female,” she wrote. “A proper queen isn’t always a female who snatches some other female’s crown, however a female who secretly units some other female’s crown!”
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The country wide director of Mrs Sri Lanka World, Chandimal Jayasinghe, Ms De Silva on Tuesday.
“We are disappointed,” he stated, adding: “It changed into a shame how Caroline Jurie behaved at the degree and the Mrs World employer has already all started an research at the matter.”
Police have wondered Ms Jurie, who’s the cutting-edge holder of the “Mrs World” identify, in addition to Mr Jayasinghe, approximately the incident.
The Miss Sri Lanka World beauty pageant is a prime contest with inside the country. The high minister’s spouse changed into the various visitors on the rite.