The organizers of the Mrs. Sri Lanka pageant broke the trust of contestants, fellow participants of the pageant said.
They expressed these views while addressing a media briefing recently.
“We were told by the organizers that there should be an active marriage in order to participate in the competition. Accordingly, they asked us to submit the marriage certificate and to bring along the husband to prove a marriage. It should also be noted that they gave a period of ten minutes to raise objections and to withdraw from the competition if any competitor had not fulfilled the relevant requisites," they said.
"However, when the agreement was signed, the organizers showed no interest or consideration of the requisites that they proposed earlier," one contestant said.
"Majority of contestants raised concerns over the double standard of the organizing board. The organizers did not adhere to the criteria that they came out with at the beginning till the end of the competition, the contestants alleged,
"The participants stressed that they had no personal agenda or intention to prove anybody’s divorce but had their faith in the organizers,"
Moreover, the participants said they also had concerns with regard to the transparency of the judges board at the top six round.
“We were supposed to answer several questions asked by the judges. However, those questions were asked by the comperes. When the questions were directed to the contestants, two contestants answered in Sinhala before several foreign judges. What bothers us is that there were no translators,” the participants said.
“According to tradition, there should be an auditor when collecting points alongside the judges. However, we did not notice such an individual, which further raises concerns for us."
Meanwhile, they pointed out that the mini title called “The Best Supportive Husband” was not given away at this pageant.
They are of the doubt that the mini title was removed considering a single contestant.
They requested the organizers of the Mrs. Sri Lanka pageant to be more cautious hereafter in order to make sure these kinds of hiccups would not happen in future. (Sheain Fernandopulle)
It is very clear that politics have creeped in to everything under this Government.
Ranaweera Wednesday, 21 April 2021 07:23 PM
It is good that you came forward and explained your position. You are making a valid point. It is proved by Jurie who renounced her crown.
Why we change Wednesday, 21 April 2021 07:39 PM
My grand mama is a married lady with my grand father. Why she can't contest? Is there a age limit? What do you mean "Mrs"? All over the world ladies are addressed as " Ms".
mp Wednesday, 21 April 2021 08:21 PM
This has no news value or importance at all. Ridiculous. Are these beauties?
Saninha Maulan Wednesday, 21 April 2021 10:35 PM
Where are from ? You with 72 virgins ?
Chris Wednesday, 21 April 2021 08:44 PM
The problem in SL is everyone thinks they are the greatest. Not humble at all
Lanka Wednesday, 21 April 2021 09:16 PM
Married or divorced why discriminate????? If a person deserves to be chosen then so be it!!! Mooda choon!!!!!
Mayura Wednesday, 21 April 2021 10:06 PM
Yes , stand for the right irrespective of getting justice or not.
Rani Wednesday, 21 April 2021 10:25 PM
Move On. Covid is far more important news than this. That Chandimal guy doesnt have to keep a pagent he can send anyone he likes. Deal with it.
Hina Hina Wednesday, 21 April 2021 10:26 PM
They all are English speaking catholics (except the second runner up). Jurie did not want Sinhala only girl.Born again group behind?
Peacemaker Wednesday, 21 April 2021 10:32 PM
Under rajapaksa criminal regime, everything will be ruled by jungle law
ruwan Wednesday, 21 April 2021 10:38 PM
looks like they are making this an opportunity to publish themselves. ha ha
Johan Wednesday, 21 April 2021 11:05 PM
Thanks for Daily Mirror for reporting impartial news.The voices of unheard should be heard in the modern world
FF Thursday, 22 April 2021 09:00 AM
THE FACT IS THAT THE EVENT WAS BADLY ORGANISED BY AN INCOMPETENT PERSON. THERE SHOULD BE A CRITERIA FOR CONTESTANTS AND THIS SHOULD HAVE BEEN STRICTLY ADHERED TO. WHAT ABOUT OTHER LAPSES IN CONDUCTING THE EVENT AS MENTIONED BY SOME OF THE CONTESTANTS?
Gori Godai Thursday, 22 April 2021 09:22 AM
Leave this pageant to the countries with beautiful people. Our basket women are not suitable for such prestigious events.
Terrence Thursday, 22 April 2021 10:09 AM
Sad for these Contestants who have stood by the terms and conditions of this Pageant but a black sheep by her dishonesty in not divulging her divorce proceedings has lost an opportunity for Mrs. World Pageant
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