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First ever Miss Sri Lanka New York beauty pageant ends in brawl

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A video of a brawl reportedly breaking out at the first ever Miss Sri Lanka New York beauty pageant which was held at the Vanderbilt in South Beach has gone viral on social media.

More than 300 attendees reportedly attended the beauty pageant held on Friday where Angelia Gunasekara was crowned as the Miss Sri Lanka New York.

Video footage shared on social media showed a number of Sri Lankans including the contestants engaged in the brawl  which also resulted in damage to property.

It was reported several persons were arrested over the clash.

 


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  • Dee Sunday, 23 October 2022 09:39 PM

    This is the typical behaviour of village Sri Lankans. Every event ends up in a brawl. From elders to children to women. they hit at each other with plastic chairs, umbrellas. It's quite exciting to watch. No wonder we don't have people to farm and other labour. Everyone seems to have moved to Staten Island!

    Harak Katak Monday, 24 October 2022 04:00 PM

    You are mistaken... this is typical young persons brawl in America... I'm sure you're not physically capable enough to go to Staten Island, and mix with the local, where the culture is like this anyway.

    US green card citizen Sunday, 23 October 2022 10:01 PM

    Sri Lankan culture. It’s in their DNA. 75% nature and 25% nurture. Are they refugees? If they are not US citizens, they should be sent back to SL. What a disgrace to SL. Learnt from our parliamentarians.

    Gon Miniha Monday, 24 October 2022 09:48 AM

    Their behaviour of brawling is typically American. The whiter than you Americans will put it down to them have black or brown skin. Bad luck to you, because you're also not white. And that's 100% genetic!

    Kadu Karaya Sunday, 23 October 2022 10:12 PM

    These activities are contests with few winners and mostly losers... So, not surprising to hear there's brawl after a pageant, or even a sports match.

    anil Sunday, 23 October 2022 10:18 PM

    keeping the 2500 year old culture alive in the settled down country

    Gon Miniha Monday, 24 October 2022 09:57 AM

    You fly the flag for 2500 year old culture, while plenty enough others will go on fighting and brawling to live our lives without it!

    Aquarius Sunday, 23 October 2022 11:51 PM

    No matter where we go, our traditions and culture go with us. Don't forget our sporting events, get togethers or any place where we meet to have a good time is an environment to show what we are really made of. It is impossible to walk away from these built-in attitudes as we are always proud to sow our Sri Lankan culture in our adapted homes.

    M.Shanmuganathan Monday, 24 October 2022 12:28 AM

    This culture started in 1958.

    Ram Monday, 24 October 2022 01:40 AM

    What happened in the Mrs Sri Lanka contest that was last held few months back the outcome is now pending in courts was a virus and have spread to US now. Next where

    sss Monday, 24 October 2022 02:35 AM

    Comment by Dee, wow what a obnoxious personality. May be a non productive Colombian who is living off the productivity of villagers she bad mouth. She is angry that no one is available to call her madam and does her home work cheaply because these lowly villagers are going abroad. These types are the worst racists in the world, showing racism towards their own people

    shelly belly Monday, 24 October 2022 06:12 AM

    Beauty pageant brawls seem to be normal for Sri Lankans since last year's beauty pageant debacle. Yet another international embarrassment to a country that is going around with a begging bowl. Horrible ambassadorship by these rowdy Lankans in New York who represent Sri Lanka. It's not like these Sri Lankan "beauty" queens are worth a second look anyway. You'll have a loooong way to go to come up to international standards. So everybody just chill.

    Punchi Monday, 24 October 2022 06:18 AM

    A teacher said to me that during WW2 when studying in Peradaniya University they harassed a British soldier walking with a British woman - WREN. After some time he turned around and invited them to come at him one by one. They all chickened out. We have a pack type uncivilised mentality developed over 2500 years which needs to be removed if we are to achieve advancement.

    Shameless Nation Monday, 24 October 2022 06:29 AM

    Sri Lankans boast of a 2,600 religious culture and tradition which has degraded the country and brought it to absolute ruin and disgrace starting from its political leaders to the least of its citizens.

    All are Chandiyas Monday, 24 October 2022 06:31 AM

    Is it the result of suppressed inferiority complex, that erupted at the first opportunity in the midst of fellow countrymen and country women in an alien land? or is it the low pedigree? One thing for sure, this is the culture of our race. This will not happen if these Watti Ammala were in the midst of any other race of US citizens. It is always, among the familiar faces/familiar race/familiar language. Presto, all are chandiyas. Small scale of our local politics.

    We Can’t Ignore The Castes and The Class Monday, 24 October 2022 07:37 AM

    Fault is with stupid Americans. They issue green cards to lower castes and working classes from Asia, thinking that all humans are equal, and now see the results. People would say that it is bad to consider the castes and class in any situation , if that so then expect to see the consequences.

    Lankan in N america Monday, 24 October 2022 07:48 AM

    Typical Sinhalese attitude. Buggers despise others and then resort to fist and leg. Such a disgrace.

    John Cena Monday, 24 October 2022 08:15 AM

    Was it a beauty contest or for WWW summer slam title..

    Bolls Monday, 24 October 2022 08:46 AM

    We are getting famous for brawls, at least !!!

    joshua Monday, 24 October 2022 08:47 AM

    Ha haa. hope these morons are kept behind bars for a few months. Trying the same tactics as in SL does not work in USA. Bunch of idiots

    sam Monday, 24 October 2022 09:19 AM

    Attendees have demonstrated their culture

    WTH Monday, 24 October 2022 09:36 AM

    Typical of Sinhala women. Not only are they very promiscuous, they are also very violent.

    sammy cooper Monday, 24 October 2022 04:30 PM

    I don't think stereotyping any group of people is helpful.

    Dasun Monday, 24 October 2022 09:51 AM

    True representation of Sri Lankan class

    Tal Tik Tuk Monday, 24 October 2022 10:12 AM

    It won't be a Sri Lankan event without a signature Brawl... pappa gama neh

    punyakanthi Alahakone Monday, 24 October 2022 11:03 AM

    anybody knows the reason for the brawl?

    Foreigner Monday, 24 October 2022 12:06 PM

    This is the typical Sri Lankan culture, whether here or elsewhere. They bring so much shame! It's in their genes.

    Raymon Monday, 24 October 2022 01:52 PM

    I am sure this was orchestrated by Americans . They were jealous of beautiful Sri Lankans girls. ( as usual it is not our fault )

    Dee Monday, 24 October 2022 02:52 PM

    @ Shelly Belly . Go through all the comments. Better keep your trap shut! BTW I'm not from Colombo. Been in my hometown for generations until those who were unwelcome in these areas decided to settle down in Colombo.

    M Fernando Tuesday, 25 October 2022 07:13 AM

    Next pageant, lets just include a mud-wrestling event and have all the brawling done by the time the after-party happens. Might increase attendance as well.

    Ghost Wednesday, 26 October 2022 07:18 AM

    This kind of behavior is not American or Sri Lankan because Sri Lankan Yako types think earning dollars is power. They must learn to behave with decency first. WE SEE THE VILLAGE AGGRESSION BROUGHT OVERSEAS BRING A BAD NAME TO ALL SRI LANKANS. THERE ARE PLENTY IF REFINED PEOPLE LIVING WITH DIGNITY AND DECENCY. THESE ARE HOOLIGANS WITHOUT MANNERS, DECENCY OR EDUCATION. SRI LANKANS MUST BE TAUGHT HOW TO BEHAVE FIRST SND TAUGHT SOME BASIC HUMAN QUALITIES. WILD ANIMALS ARE BETTER THAT THESE UNCOUTH LOW CLASS CRAP THAT INSULTS ALL SRI LANKANS. Sickening bunch of uncouth filthy scum should be thrown in the trash.

    “ The Lansi Burgher Gent “ Wednesday, 26 October 2022 04:18 PM

    There’s always a first time for everything, folks. First pageant or whatever you want to call that, and a first class, good old “Adi Pudi” to top it all off and end on a high too. Brilliant.


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