I was shamed in front of the world – Pushpika
Former Mrs. Sri Lanka Pushpika de Silva giving evidence yesterday (11) before the Colombo Chief Magistrate Prasanna Alwis said that she was shamed in front of the world the crown she won was forcibly removed from her head, at the Mrs. Sri Lanka beauty pageant.
Pushpika de Silva was announced the winner of the Mrs. Sri Lanka 2021 pageant held at the Nelum Pokuna Theatre. However, when De Silva was about to take centre stage, reigning Mrs. World Caroline Jurie stripped the crown off the winner and then went on to crown the first runner-up saying de Silva had violated the pageant rules.
Pushpika de Silva was testifying in the related court case.
As the incident was not settled before the Conciliation Board, the court took steps to hear the case and the two defendants, including Caroline Jurie, also appeared before the court.
Pushpika de Silva further testified and said that she participated in the interview to enter the Mrs. World 2021 pageant and submitted truthful information and passed the interview and participated in the pageant on April 4, 2021, when the final contest was held.
The witness said that because the defendants did not agree to apologize and settle the case, she resorted to legal means. After considering the relevant matter, the Magistrate adjourned the trial for September 24 and issued summons to the witnesses.