The winner of Mrs Sri Lanka 2021 was de-throned live on stage
Courtesy: Chandimal Jayasinghe
Date: April 4, 2021
Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka
Pushpika De Silva had her crown forcibly removed
by a former winner who accused her of being divorced
REIGNING MRS WORLD CAROLINE JURIE ANNOUNCING THAT THE WINNER IS A DIVORCEE AND DISQUALIFIED (English):
"I have a small request. As for the Mrs World, there is a rule that you have to be married and not divorced. So, I am taking my first step in that the crown goes to the first runner up."
In a Facebook post, De Silva said she was separated, not divorced
She was reinstated after organizers confirmed she was not a divorcee
Date: April 6, 2021
(SOUNDBITE) (Sinhala) MRS SRI LANKA 2021 WINNER PUSHPIKA DE SILVA SAYING:
"There are a lot of mistakes I have made in my life. My life went wrong in ways that I can't believe. But on all of those occasions, it is my parents who have given me strength."