In a shameful act, Mrs. Sri Lanka was crowned and de-crowned by the reigning Mrs. World and 2019 Mrs. Sri lanka, Caroline Jurie. She stripped off the crown from Pushpika De Silva. She removed the crown just after few minutes of declaring Pushpika as the winner.
The drama of removing the crown is one of its kind in the history of beauty pageants. Confusion and heights of humiliation was let loose on the stage. Firstly, Pushpika De Silva was crowned and then de-crowned after a few minutes. However, the crown was given back to her later.
Mrs. World, Caroline Jurie, stripped off the crown of Pushpika De Silva, citing that the participants should be married and not divorced as per the rule of the contest.
She was not only de-crowned as the winner of Mrs. Sri Lanka 2021 title, but also suffered head injuries after an onstage chaos. Consequently, moments after the announcement, the 2019 winner de-crowned De Silva’s crown citing the rules of the pageant. She could not be awarded the title because she was divorced.
Caroline Jurie, seemed desperate to strip off the crown and while doing so she said, “There is a rule that prevents women who have already been married and are divorced, so I am taking steps to make the crown go to second place”.
Immediately, Jurie took off the crown from De Silva’s head and placed it on the runner-up. Sadly, De Silva walked off the stage with tears rolling down her cheeks.
A video of the incident has gone viral on social media.
(1) Mrs. Sri Lanka 2021 held at the Nelum Pokuna Theatre earlier today, ended a short while ago in a brawl.
Contestant number 20, Mrs. Pushpika De Silva was announced as the Winner and was crowned by Mrs. Shiranthi Rajapaksa, Mrs. Rosy Senanayake and Chandimal Jayasinghe. pic.twitter.com/ttsxxJRVpz
— DailyMirror (@Dailymirror_SL) April 4, 2021