Pushpika De Silva, who gained the title of Mrs. Sri Lanka over the weekend, was left speechless after her crown was pulled off from her head by an ex-winner.
Caroline Jurie, who was the winner of the identical pageant in 2019, claimed that De Silva was a divorcee and was wrongfully crowned. The crown belonged to the primary runner-up, Jurie additional added.
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In the televised video, Jurie is seen saying, “There is a rule that it’s important to be married and never divorced, so I’m taking my first steps in saying that the crown goes to the primary runner up.”
The video exhibits Jurie strolling as much as De Silva and pulling the crown that was secured on her head with pins. She then locations the crown on the runner-up, prompting De Silva to depart the stage.
In a Facebook submit the subsequent day, De Silva explains that she needed to search medical consideration for her head accidents.
The occasion organisers have apologised to De Silva and confirmed that the 2021 winner is separated, however not divorced.
“We are deeply disturbed and sincerely remorse the habits of our present title holder, Mrs Caroline Jurie, Mrs World 2020, on the crowning. Her actions go in opposition to the Mrs Sri Lanka code of conduct and the predetermined laws she is obliged to observe throughout her reign..,” Mrs World Inc mentioned in a press release.
De Silva’s crown was restored in a press convention the place she defined that if her marital status had been an issue, then she wouldn’t have reached this far in the competitors.
The magnificence pageant, which is a significant competitors in Sri Lanka, was attended by Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa’s spouse Shiranthi.