Mrs Sri Lanka World 2020 Pushpika De Silva witnessed a fairly embarassing second on stage throughout the magnificence pageant on Sunday in Colombo after the crown was snatched from her by Mrs Sri Lanka World 2019 Caroline Jurie. Chaos ensued on stage after Caroline snatched Pushpika’s crown and handed it over to the first runner-up. Nevertheless, the difficulty was sorted later and the crown was returned to Pushpika after two days. In between, although, Pushpika narrated her story in a publish on Facebook, which has gone viral on social media.
On stage, Carolina, moments after crowning Pushpika, stated that the latter was disqualified since she is a divorcee and solely married girls can maintain the title of Mrs Sri Lanka. In her publish, Pushpika clarified, “I’m not a divorced woman. I say with great responsibility that I am not a divorced woman even at this moment of writing. If I was a divorcee, I would dare them to submit my divorce scripts.”
Her publish, translated from Sinhalese to English, reads, “My dear, loving, respectful, intelligent Sri Lanka and people of the world, I know you are expecting my response to the unexpected incident that happened. Even though I have a lot to say, I will post only the essential things here.”
“Firstly, I would like to give my respect and thanks to the judiciary for choosing me as the winner of the 2020 Married Beauty Queen Crown. Secondly, as I think, for the first time in the history of the beauty queen not in Sri Lanka but in the world, even though my crown has been snatched in front of everyone insult fully, I will keep my head straight at this moment of writing and say that I am proud and proud as before.”
Pushpika, including that she suffered head accidents when the crown was snatched, stated, “The pain of my skull when my crown was snatched from my head by Mrs Sri Lanka World 2019, the pain I felt when I lost the crown is more than both.”
“But, this is a historical moment for me as a single woman, where women and men all over the world raise their voice behind party, colour, religion, caste and division. I say this love from all of you is a giant strength for me. On the other hand, I’m not a divorced woman. I say with great responsibility that I am not a divorced woman even at this moment of writing. If I was a divorcee, I would dare them to submit my divorce scripts. I haven’t hidden from the world that I’m with my child. I also have personal reasons to be that way. But, being apart is one. Divorce is something else.”
As for the organisers of the occasion, Pushpika added, “If I wasn’t fit at the beginning of this contest, they could have removed me. They weren’t sleeping until I came so far after the remaining events. I became the Sri Lankan beauty queen in the year 2011. Ten years later, last night, I was crowned the Sri Lankan married beauty queen by the decision of the judiciary. And at that moment, I became the married beauty queen of the hearts of all of you in Sri Lanka and the world.”
In conclusion, Pushpika stated, “So, if that symbolic crown was snatched from my head, I’ve already passed the necessary legal action for that injustice and insult, I’m informing you. Finally, I say a true queen is not a woman who snatches another woman’s crown, but a woman who secretly sets another woman’s crown!!”
See Pushpika De Silva’s Facebook publish:
After Pushpika’s Facebook publish, Chandimal Jayasinghe, the nationwide director of Mrs Sri Lanka World, advised the BBC that the crown was returned to Mrs De Silva on Tuesday.
Mrs World additionally congratulated Pushpika De Silva on social media-:
The incident induced extreme outrage on social media with netizens criticising Caroline Jurie.