Remember how beauty pageant winner Mrs. Sri Lanka ended up in a hospital with injuries to her head after her crown was snatched from her on-stage?
The incident unfolded soon after beauty queen Pushpika De Silva won the ‘Mrs. Sri Lanka’s title at the Colombo theatre. She was crowned by Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksha’s wife Shiranthi Rajapaksa.
Soon after, Mrs. World Caroline Jurie, who was present at the ceremony appeared on stage and announced the Ms. De Silva cannot be Mrs. Sri Lanka and is disqualified as she was divorced.
And then in front of the audience, Ms. Jurie walked towards Mrs. Sri Lanka and ripped her off her gold crown, also ruthlessly removing a set of pins in the process as the situation got really heated on stage.
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Police have now arrested Mrs World on charges of assault over the on-stage bust up in which she pulled the crown off the head of the new Mrs. Sri Lanka.
Jurie was the previous year’s Mrs. Sri Lanka and had also won Mrs. World competition organised by a California-based company. De Silva needed hospital treatment after the incident and the spectators were stunned by the entire episode.
Ajith Rohana, a senior police official said, “We have arrested Jurie and (her associate) Chula Manamendra in connection with a charge of assault and causing damage to Nelum Pokuna (theatre).”🇱🇰 (@SriLankaTweet) April 5, 2021
De Silva also told the reporters outside the police station in Colombo that she was fine with dropping the charges but only if Jurie made a public apology. However, she refused to do so.
De Silva said, “I tried to end this out of court, but she has refused. I can forgive, but not forget.” Now a court hearing has been fixed for 19th April after Jurie and her associate who crashed the stage were released on bail on 8th April.