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AFP
April 9, 2021

SL arrests ‘Mrs World’ over assault

World

AFP
April 9, 2021

COLOMBO: Colombo police on Thursday 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 was previous year’s "Mrs Sri Lanka" and had gone on to win the "Mrs World" competition organised by a California-based company. Pushpika de Silva needed hospital treatment after the incident, seen by stunned spectators in a packed theatre as well as a live social media audience.