Day: April 11, 2021

Sri Lanka national beauty pageant winner injured on stage as rival tries to steal crown

Watch: Mrs Sri Lanka’ beauty queen injured in on-stage bust-up

The winner of the “Mrs Sri Lanka” beauty pageant ended up in hospital with head wounds after her crown was snatched away in an on-stage bust-up.

The ugly scenes unfolded moments after beauty queen Pushpika De Silva won the “Mrs Sri Lanka” title at Colombo theatre on Sunday night and she was briefly crowned by prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa’s wife Shiranthi Rajapaksa.

Mrs World Caroline Jurie, who was at the ceremony, suddenly appeared on stage and announced Ms De Silva stands disqualified and cannot hold the title because she is divorced.

“I am taking my first steps saying that the crown goes to the first runner up,” Ms Jurie said. “There is a rule that prevents women who have already been married and are divorced.”

As the live audience watched, Ms Jurie walked towards Mrs Sri Lanka and

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