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The winner of Mrs Sri Lanka for Mrs. World Pushpika De Silva yesterday said that she may enter politics in the future. This may be possible now that Pushpika has received widespread publicity following the brawl on Sunday evening, with her even landing in tears in front of cameras yesterday. 

While answering a question raised by a journalist during a media briefing at the Shangri-La Hotel yesterday, Pushpika, after initially breaking out in tears in front of the cameras, said that although she had no immediate plan for politics as she had to fulfil her duties for the crown, she may enter the political stream in the future. 

Pushpika however admitted she had a political past after she had visited several political rallies in Polonnaruwa and obtained nominations from the Polonnaruwa District.

"Contesting at the General Election from Polonnaruwa District is very hard because it was a huge challenge for me as the former President contested from that District," she said.

“However I do hope to enter politics someday,” she said adding that if she got a chance, she would enter politics to talk on behalf of women and children in the country.

Pushpika, who a day earlier looked frail lying on a hospital bed claiming she had suffered scalp injuries after her crown was pulled by reigning Mrs. World Caroline Jurie, looked all healthy in front of the cameras within 24 hours and even broke down in tears stating that she was not divorced and her separation must not be highlighted. She said she had no idea of a divorce at the moment. She also pleaded not to ask her husband about this matter.

Pushpika’s husband, however, in a Facebook post on Monday said the couple’s divorce was about to get finalized and said it made no difference if she was nominated even as the President of the country. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)

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  • RunAwayFlyAway Wednesday, 07 April 2021 03:04 PM

    This country is doomed... after all, society deserves the politicians they get! Food for thought.

    Guardian Wednesday, 07 April 2021 03:17 PM

    You can contest from Polannaruwe next parliamentary elections as the present MP will be in jail

    ashley Wednesday, 07 April 2021 03:25 PM

    That is the end of her self respect in politics.

    Si Wednesday, 07 April 2021 03:29 PM

    Lol....

    hb Wednesday, 07 April 2021 03:34 PM

    you might even win if you contest from Gampaha

    chris Wednesday, 07 April 2021 04:41 PM

    Maybe from Ratnapura.They'll elect anyone

    KOLA KOTIYA Wednesday, 07 April 2021 04:15 PM

    CAT IS OUT

    das Wednesday, 07 April 2021 04:18 PM

    Another IQ test for our so-called educated electorate

    Peacemaker Wednesday, 07 April 2021 04:28 PM

    The majority will make this con artist even the president of the country, like they did for another con artist nandasena

    ravin Wednesday, 07 April 2021 04:32 PM

    Highly qualified for a Sri Lankan politician. lie after lie.

    Gayan Wednesday, 07 April 2021 04:48 PM

    Baba replacing Paba

    Karl Wednesday, 07 April 2021 04:51 PM

    What on earth is happening to the media of this country???!!! Dont you have real news?

    Dravid Bakmeena Wednesday, 07 April 2021 04:58 PM

    What a cheap woman, no wonder the influence as heard already in winning this title despite very clearly not being a happily married woman - a basic must to compete. Genuine others who are good wives, mothers were sacrificed by these judges just to ensure this lady is given the title right from the beginning.

    Parakramabahu Wednesday, 07 April 2021 05:15 PM

    So we now have a parliamentarian representing divorced and single women. Anyone representing bald men?

    Mala joan Wednesday, 07 April 2021 05:21 PM

    A brawl is the best introduction to politics!!! what about a boxing match with Jurie?

    Joshua Wednesday, 07 April 2021 05:22 PM

    Now we can see political connection in her being crowned. It is coming from the mouth of the horse. ha haa...

    Dhammika Dharmawardhane Wednesday, 07 April 2021 05:36 PM

    Lol, another Anarkali in the making

    Dee Wednesday, 07 April 2021 05:51 PM

    Thought as much!

    Andare Wednesday, 07 April 2021 06:03 PM

    What a joke SL Politics has become . The only critirea required is to be HONEST and not beauty is only skin deep .

    Jacinta Thursday, 08 April 2021 07:17 AM

    The Sri Lanka Parliament is not the ideal place to start a career in politics for Mrs. Sri Lanka as it is full of thieves who have looted the country. drug traffickers, rapists etc. and you wouldn't be safe either.

    rajiv ruparatne Thursday, 08 April 2021 09:22 AM

    "In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way. Franklin D. Roosevelt"

    Jinasena Jina Thursday, 08 April 2021 09:34 AM

    Of course you can easily win the Polanaruwa seat because you are educated, the former so-called MP was a dummy piece, un-educated.

    R.K. Ranatunga Thursday, 08 April 2021 09:37 AM

    Yes, you are welcome to Politics and for sure you can contest the Polanaruwa seat as the greedy Ex-President(Fmr. GS) will be sent to jail soon.

    Don Juwan Thursday, 08 April 2021 11:04 AM

    Everyone who gets 'crowned' in any field dreams of getting in to politics to 'serve' the people. Most of our people are still so foolish that they are ready to elect anyone irrespective of education level, capability, conduct and background as their representative in the parliament. Here in this case fair and lovely has become a qualification.

    Sammy Thursday, 08 April 2021 11:21 AM

    Even bad publicity is good publicity and she should be thankful to Carolyn for this. Does not the rules of Mrs. World organizations include checking on stability


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