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Mrs. World international to go ahead in SL in Dec. despite brawl

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The Mrs.world International pageant will go ahead in Sri Lanka as scheduled in December and the recent incident where the reigning Mrs World, Caroline Jurie uncrowned Mrs Sri Lanka, attracting international attention will not have any impact, national Director for Mrs.sri Lanka for Mrs.world, Chandimal Jayasinghe said yesterday.

After returning the Mrs Sri Lanka crown back to Pushpika De Silva, who was uncrowned by Jurie on Sunday night on allegations that she was a divorcee, Chandimal said this incident would have no effect on the Mrs. World pageant, and it would go ahead in Sri Lanka as planned.

“There is no change in plans there by the Mrs World organisation that is why they have accepted the crown being given back to Pushpika De Silva. Further, Pushpika is not divorced and till the conclusion of the Mrs Sri Lanka pageant if the contestant is not divorced then she deserves to contest. If she is separated, it is irrelevant,” Chandimal said.

However, the Mrs World Inc. on Tuesday told the Daily Mirror that contestants who are selected to contest for the Mrs World international pageant will be accepted only if they are married and the Daily Mirror learns that Pushpika’s divorce case is expected to be taken up in June/July, six months ahead of the international pageant in December.

However, Mrs World Inc has expressed disappointment at reigning Mrs World Caroline Jurie’s behaviour in uncrowning Pushpika in such an ad-hoc manner and has asked Jurie to issue an apology which Jurie is yet to do.

Julie arrived at the Cinnamon Gardens Police last morning to record a statement after a complaint was lodged against her by Pushpika and Jurie’s brother told reporters that Jurie will address the media this week and give her version of the details.

Several attempts to contact Jurie for a comment directly failed.

Pushpika in the meantime, who was hospitalised the day before with ‘scalp injuries’ as claimed by her assistant, appeared in front of the media yesterday and said she will use her crown to promote single mothers in Sri Lanka and said being separated from her partner was not a reason to disqualify a contestant. (JAMILA HUSAIN)

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  • Terrence Wednesday, 07 April 2021 08:11 AM

    A lost opportunity for Sri Lanka at the Mrs. World Pageant if the divorce case is finalised, Contestants should be truthful and ambiguous conditions rectified

    ANTON Wednesday, 07 April 2021 08:11 AM

    YES. SERVICES OF STF WILL NEEDED TO PROTECT BEAUTY QUEENS.

    SLwellwisher Wednesday, 07 April 2021 08:24 AM

    All this happened in the year SL was to host the international event? That is bad omen. Dicy status of key individuals does raise eyebrows.

    Jude Wednesday, 07 April 2021 08:46 AM

    Pushpika can take part in Single-Mothers beauty pageant if there's anything like that!!??

    Leo Wednesday, 07 April 2021 08:51 AM

    All are busy accusing the reigning Mrs. World, while no one is checking why Pushpika was allowed to contest in the first place, as if she wins she cannot represent the country on the international stage. Technically Pushpika sabotaged an eligible contestant chances to participate. The whole thing sounds very Sri Lankan.

    roobarbie Wednesday, 07 April 2021 01:52 PM

    Sri Lanka becoming famous for all the wrong reasons!

    Tuan Nizam Rahim Wednesday, 07 April 2021 02:18 PM

    Beauty and beast


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