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Pushpika De Silva, Mrs Sri Lanka, Leaves Stage in Tears As Previous Winner Snatches Her Crown, Calls Her ‘Divorcee’
Pushpika De Silva, who won Mrs Sri Lanka 2021 title on Sunday, left the stage in tears after the crown was seized from her. Soon after she received the crown, Caroline Jurie, who was the winner of the title in 2019, seized the crown from Silva claiming that she was ineligible for the honour on account of being a ‘divorcee’. She walked on the stage and told the audience, 'There is a rule that you have to be married and not divorced. So, I am taking my first step saying that the crown goes to the first runner-up.' The organisers said that Silva was not a divorcee and apologised to her. National director of Mrs Sri Lanka World, Chandimal Jayasinghe, told the BBC, 'It was a disgrace how Caroline Jurie behaved on the stage and the Mrs World organisation has already begun an investigation on the matter.' Silva said that she was separated from her husband but they are not divorced. In press conference, Silva dedicated the title to single mothers, she said, 'There are a lot of single mums like me today who are suffering in Sri Lanka. This crown is dedicated to those women, those single mums who are suffering to raise their kids alone.' She later through Facebook post said she was being treated for head injuries and will take legal action. Check Out her stunning photos here.