Sri Lanka Mrs regains title after on-stage fracas

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Sri Lanka Mrs regains title after on-stage fracas

Beauty pageant winner who had her crown yanked off by last year’s champion in an ugly on-stage fracas has been re-declared the victor and says she will sue.

Pushpika de Silva, who needed hospital treatment after the incident at Sunday’s gala, was named “Mrs Sri Lanka” again at a smaller ceremony on Tuesday.

She said, however, that she planned to launch legal action against her alleged attacker, reigning champion Caroline Jurie.

Jurie had forcibly removed de Silva’s crown on stage in the climax of the ceremony, saying that de Silva was divorced and therefore ineligible for the prize.

To qualify for the title, contestants must be married. De Silva is estranged from her husband, but they are still legally married.

Organisers said they were claiming compensation from Jurie for damages to the stage and backstage dressing rooms where several mirrors were smashed.

Chandimal Jayasinghe told reporters in Sri Lanka they were “deeply disturbed and sincerely regret” the behaviour of Jurie.

Social media calls have been mounting to strip Jurie of her “Mrs World” title.

There was no immediate comment from her.

“She should be stripped of the (Mrs World) title,” posted Facebook user Anushka Lovell. “It will teach her about humiliation.”

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