Mrs Sri Lanka reinstated after crown-snatching

The winner of Mrs Sri Lanka 2021 was de-throned live on stage

Courtesy: Chandimal Jayasinghe

Date: April 4, 2021

Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka

Pushpika De Silva had her crown forcibly removed

by a former winner who accused her of being divorced

REIGNING MRS WORLD CAROLINE JURIE ANNOUNCING THAT THE WINNER IS A DIVORCEE AND DISQUALIFIED (English):

"I have a small request. As for the Mrs World, there is a rule that you have to be married and not divorced. So, I am taking my first step in that the crown goes to the first runner up."

In a Facebook post, De Silva said she was separated, not divorced

She was reinstated after organizers confirmed she was not a divorcee

Date: April 6, 2021

(SOUNDBITE) (Sinhala) MRS SRI LANKA 2021 WINNER PUSHPIKA DE SILVA SAYING:

"There are a lot of mistakes I have made in my life. My life went wrong in ways that I can't believe. But on all of those occasions, it is my parents who have given me strength."

Video Transcript

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- I have a small request. As for the Mrs. World Inc, there's a rule that you all have to be married and not divorced. So I'm taking my first step in saying that the crown goes to the first runner-up.

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- [NON-ENGLISH SPEECH]

- There are a lot of mistakes I have made in my life. My life went wrong in ways that I can't believe. But on all of those occasions, it is my parents who have given me strength.