The Sri Lanka beauty pageant winner of this year’s championship who had her crown stolen during an onstage fracas was pre-declared champion.
Pushpika de Silva, who promised to sue due to the incident that took place at the Sunday Gala and needed extreme medical attention was later announced ‘Mrs. Sri Lanka’ again at a smaller ceremony on Tuesday.
“I forgive everyone involved in this incident,” an emotional de Silva told reporters on Tuesday.
“If anyone thinks they can obstruct me by doing this type of thing, they will not succeed. I am an iron woman.”
Caroline Julie last year’s reigning championship and miss world forcibly removed from de Silva’s crown on stage in the climax of the ceremony.
The scuffle shocked the entire world when Caroline Jurie who is also currently miss world burst on to the stage to remove Pushpika de Silva who was crowned Miss Sri lanka during the event.
Organisers said they were claiming compensation from Jurie for damages to the stage and backstage dressing rooms where several mirrors were smashed.
“We are also holding an inquiry,” said the local franchise-holder of the event, Chandimal Jayasinghe.