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Sri Lanka Pageant: Beauty Queen Reinstated As Winner Of Mrs Sri Lanka

The controversy surrounding Mrs Sri Lanka 2021 came to a dramatic end after the winner of the country's top beauty pageant was re-crowned as the champion.

A video of the event opened with the 2019 winner of the competition and reigning Mrs World, Caroline Jurie, speaking to the audience shortly after the winner and runners-up were announced in Colombo.

Jurie declared that Pushpika de Silva was ineligible as the winner because she was divorced, and forcibly removed her crown.

National Director of Mrs Sri Lanka World, Chandimal Jayasinghe, said, the crown would be returned to de Silva after pageant organizers confirmed she was not a divorcee.