Crisis on stage as Mrs. World removed new Mrs. Sri Lanka’s crown leaving her with head injuries.
- Mrs. Sri Lanka suffered head injuries after Mrs. World removed her crown, claiming she does not deserve the title.
- According to Caroline Jurie, Pushpika De Silva had no right to win the contest as she was allegedly divorced.
- The event organizers later confirmed De Silva was not a divorcee and gave her back her crown.
This year’s winner of the Mrs. Sri Lanka contest, Pushpika De Silva, was left with head injuries after the current Mrs. World, Caroline Jurie, snatched her crown, claiming she does not deserve it.
During the shocking scene, Jurie insisted that De Silva was not worthy of the title because she is divorced, as per Daily Mail. In her wrath, the 28-year-old beauty removed the crown from the new Mrs. Sri Lanka’s head and wounded her.
The incident occurred on Sunday, April 4, during the ceremony at Nelum Pokuna Mahinda Rajapaksa Theatre, Colombo. It was broadcasted live on national TV.
Footage reveals Jurie striding towards De Silva before fiercely grabbing her golden crown.
While attacking the 31-year-old winner, Jurie says:
“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.”
But as she attempts to remove the crown from De Silva’s head, it gets caught in her hair. The moment turns into a rather painful experience both mentally and physically.
After her crown was taken away and passed to her runner-up, De Silva walked off the stage in tears.
Thankfully, the scandal ended with the event organizers apologizing to the winner and giving her back her title.
Although De Silva is separated from her husband, she is not a divorcee. After the organizers confirmed that, they returned the crown and apologized for Jurie’s appalling behavior.
In a Facebook statement, Mrs. Sri Lanka claimed she had to go to a hospital after being injured by Mrs. World. De Silva said that living separately is not the same as being divorced. She added:
“I’m still an un-divorced woman. A true queen is not a woman who snatches another woman’s crown, but a woman who secretly sets another woman’s crown!”
In a statement to BBC, the national director of Mrs. Sri Lanka World, said:
“We are disappointed. It was a disgrace how Caroline Jurie behaved on the stage and the Mrs. World organization has already begun an investigation on the matter.”