Colombo, April 8
The reigning Mrs World, Caroline Jurie, and one in every of her associates had been arrested on Thursday for allegedly inflicting injury to property and wounding a contestant at a magnificence contest held right here final week.
Jurie and Chula Padmendra, a former mannequin, walked onto the stage on Saturday final when contestant Pushpika de Silva was topped the winner of the Mrs Sri Lanka magnificence pageant.
Jurie had introduced that de Silva is a divorcee and solely married ladies are certified to develop into Mrs Sri Lanka. She then forcibly took off the winner’s crown from de Silva and positioned it on the top of the primary runner up, and sashed her because the winner.
De Silva lodged a police grievance, following which the organisers returned the title to de Silva. “We took Mrs Jurie and Chula Padmendra into custody,” stated a police official right here.
Jurie and Padmendra have been accused of inflicting injury to property at the pageant venue, Nelum Pokuna Theatre, and wounding de Silva. PTI