The Mrs. Sri Lanka 2021 pageant held at the Nelum Pokuna Theatre last night ended in a major brawl after the reigning Mrs. World Caroline Jurie stripped the winner off her crown after she was announced, and crowned the first runner up instead.
According to eyewitnesses, contestant number 20, Pushpika De Silva was announced as Mrs. Sri Lanka 2021 and was crowned by Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa's wife, Shiranthi Rajapaksa, Mayor Rosy Senanayake and Chandimal Jayasinghe, but when the winner was about to take her victory walk, Caroline Jurie had stormed on stage and said there was a rule that divorcees could not be crowned as winners.
She charged that Pushpika De Silva was a divorcee and hence was ineligible to win the crown. Jurie was then seen charging towards her and removing the crown despite some protests from the winner.
After the crown was removed, Jurie was seen placing it on the first runner up's head while the initial winner angrily stormed off stage.
A massive brawl later erupted back stage as caught by camera.
Jurie and the organizers came under heavy criticism on social media, claiming that they should have known the background details of the contestants before enrolling them for events. Many even blamed Jurie for acting in an adhoc manner to make it a public spectacle and humiliating a contestant in such a manner.
RoaringCreek Monday, 05 April 2021 09:44 AM
Discipline is deteriorating in the same way as the Diyaluba waterfall.
Da Silva Monday, 05 April 2021 09:48 AM
Some bravery on display. We are with you!
Jude Monday, 05 April 2021 09:55 AM
The organizers should be punched in the face for the situation!!
Michael Ranasinghe Monday, 05 April 2021 09:56 AM
If a rule exists and it has not been adhered to using political connections regardless of whether Caroline was charging or walking to remove the crown she is justified . Everything in this country is linked to Politics. Why ?
Nad Monday, 05 April 2021 10:44 AM
Is this a Comedy show 2020
Sando Monday, 05 April 2021 10:47 AM
Very bad behavior. Rules must be made clear before..... Application/intent should have been rejected if rules were broken.
Maledictum Monday, 05 April 2021 11:41 AM
No matter how you try to justify it, how graceless this country has become.
Donald Duck Monday, 05 April 2021 01:49 PM
Mrs World - Is this one of Trumps pagents?
SAM Monday, 05 April 2021 06:18 PM
CJ is housemaid material and like the mayoress were mistakes that should never be repeated. These pageants are not suited for our shores as there are more pressing matters that needs to be addressed. Not the first and certainly not the last.
Sri Friday, 09 April 2021 11:38 AM
Anyway, they may be groomed Sri Lankan Political leaders
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