Watch: Mrs Sri Lanka 2019 Snatching Her Successor’s Crown At The Beauty Pageant

Chaos ensued at a Sri Lankan beauty pageant earlier this week after the winner was announced as the former winner snatched away the crown from her.

Aditi Sharma

April 8, 2021

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Sri Lankan beauty pageant turned out to be a big mishap as the former Mrs World 2019 snatched away the crown from the winner by giving the reason that she is not married instead she is divorced. Pushpika De Silva was crowned as Mrs Sri Lanka on April 4 but the crown was snatched from her moments later. Soon after Pushpika won the title, Miss World and Mrs Sri Lanka Caroline Jury snatched away the crown and gave it to the first runner-up. The video posted by Colombo Gazette is going viral online.

As seen in the video, Pushpika was announced as the winner as Caroline Jurie crowned her. Seconds later, Caroline made an appearance again and said that Pushpika was disqualified since she is a divorcee and according to the rule only married women can hold the title of Mrs Sri Lanka. “There is a rule that you have to be married and not divorced. So, I am taking my first step saying that the crown goes to the first runner-up,” Caroline said as she took the crown from Pushpika’s head and crowned the first runner-up. Pushpika was then seen leaving the stage visibly upset.

In a lengthy post on Facebook, Pushpika narrated the incident and said, “I think, for the first time in the history of a beauty pageant, not in Sri Lanka but in the world, even though my crown has been snatched in front of everyone, I will keep my head straight at this moment of writing and say that I am proud and proud as before. This is just another incident for me.”

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She also added, “On the other hand, I’m not a divorced woman. I say with great responsibility that I am not a divorced woman even at this moment of writing. If I was a divorcee, I would dare them to submit my divorce scripts.”

Chandimal Jayasinghe, the national director of Mrs Sri Lanka World, informed in an interview that the crown was returned to Mrs De Silva on 6 April. He said, “We are disappointed. It was a disgrace how Caroline Jurie behaved on the stage and the Mrs World organization has already begun an investigation on the matter.”

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