Sri Lanka arrests ‘Mrs World’ | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, April 09, 2021 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:24 AM, April 09, 2021

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Sri Lanka arrests ‘Mrs World’

Colombo police yesterday arrested the current "Mrs World" on charges of assault over an on-stage fracas in which she pulled the crown off the head of the new "Mrs Sri Lanka". Caroline Jurie yanked the crown off Pushpika de Silva minutes after she was declared "Mrs Sri Lanka 2020" at a Sunday gala at Colombo's Nelum Pokuna theatre. Jurie had claimed that de Silva was divorced and therefore ineligible for the prize. Organisers said De Silva is estranged from her husband, but they are still legally married. Pushpika de Silva needed hospital treatment after the incident. De Silva told reporters that she was ready to drop charges if Jurie made a public apology, but she had refused.


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