Mrs World arrested after grabbing newly crowned Mrs Sri Lanka’s tiara off head, allegedly injuring her

  • 17 Apr - 23 Apr, 2021
  • Mag The Weekly
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Mrs World Caroline Jurie was arrested after forcibly removing the tiara off newly crowned Mrs Sri Lanka Pushpika De Silva's head at the competition. De Silva reportedly suffered injuries from when Jurie pulled off her crown. Jurie along with model Chula Padmendra were arrested for "charges of simple hurt and criminal cause," police spokesman Ajith Rohana told BBC. They both were later released on bail and are expected to appear in court. In a video of the crowning ceremony Jurie cites a pageantrule that prevents women who have been divorced from winning the title. "There is a rule that you have to be married and not divorced, so I am taking my first steps in saying that the crown goes to the first runner-up," Jurie tells the audience. She then takes the crown from the winner's head and places it on runner-up, prompting De Silva to walk offstage, the video shows. In a Facebook post, De Silva admitted she was separated, but not divorced and said she suffered "injuries to my skull" when Jurie "snatched" her crown. The chief organiser of Mrs Sri Lanka pageant, Chandimal Jayasinghe, told the BBC that De Silva has been re-crowned and they expect Jurie to issue a formal apology.