Former 2019 Mrs World Caroline Jurie, who had forcibly snatched Mrs Sri Lanka Pushpika De Silva’s crown for being divorced, has been arrested here on Thursday.
Mrs World Caroline Jurie has been arrested by the Sri Lankan police following the beauty pageant’s debacle claiming that she is she was not fit for the honour as she was divorced.
“Police arrested Caroline Jurie and model Chula Padmendra over Sunday’s incident on charges of simple hurt and criminal cause,” the Sri Lankan police spokesperson said.
Earlier on Sunday, Pushpika De Silva was presented the ‘Mrs Sri Lanka’ crown by prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa’s wife Shiranthi Rajapaksa.
Suddenly, Caroline Jurie had appeared on stage and announced Ms De Silva cannot hold the title because she is divorced.
She said, “I am taking my first steps saying that the crown goes to the first runner up. There is a rule that prevents women who have already been married and are divorced.”
The entire scene was live and showed Ms Jurie hurriedly removed a set of pins ripping off Mrs Sri Lanka’s crown creating an intense brawl on stage.
However, Pushpika De Silva ended up in hospital after head wounds. De Silva later took to Facebook and described the incident as “injustice and insult”.
She also warned to take legal action against the entire scene.
She said: “I’m still an un-divorced woman. A true queen is not a woman who snatches another woman’s crown, but a woman who secretly sets another woman’s crown!”
De Silva further stated that she is separated from her husband and lives with her child and asked the jury to present evidence of the claims.
WHO IS CAROLINE JURIE?
Born in 1992, Caroline Jurie is a model and victor of the Mrs Sri Lanka World 2019 title. She studied at the St. Sebastian Girls’ School in Kandana and also served as a sales executive at the Virgin Mega Store in Dubai.