In the incident that took place in the “Mrs. Sri Lanka” competition where married women compete, the police claimed that the former beauty Caroline Jurie, who was assigned to present the awards to the winners on stage, caused the competitor Pushpika De Silva, whose crown was taken away, to injure her head in the backstage brawl.
Jurie, who was brought before a judge in the capital city of Colombo, was released on bail.
Jurie, who took the stage after the announcement that Silva was chosen as the beauty queen at the competition held on the night of April 4, claimed that Silva, who won the title of “Mrs. Sri Lanka” and had the crown, was divorced, took the crown back and gave it to the second beautiful woman.
The organizers of the contest apologized for what happened, declaring that Silva lived apart from his wife but did not get a divorce, and returned his crown to Silva.
Silva, who allegedly suffered head trauma in the brawl backstage after the incident, complained of “Jurie for the unreasonable and degrading treatment he was subjected to”.