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Mrs Sri Lanka winner injured on stage after rival snatches tiara, crowns runner up

 Mrs Jurie removed the crown from Mrs De Silva's head (Image: AFP via Getty Images)

Mrs Sri Lanka has been left with 'head injuries' after the current Mrs World tried to snatch the crown from her head.

Beauty queen Pushpika De Silva, 31, had been handed this year's title at the Nelum Pokuna Mahinda Rajapaksa Theatre in Colombo on Sunday.

Before she could leave the stage 2019's winner Caroline Jurie, 28, who is also Mrs World, threw a spanner in the works.

"As for the Mrs World, there is a rule that you have to be married and not divorced," Mrs Juries said as dramatic music began to swell.

"So I am taking steps to make the crown go to second place"

Mrs Jurie then walked over to Mrs De Silva and spent half a minute removing hairpins before lifting the crown off her head.

The tearful winner then rushed off the stage while the glistening headpiece was placed on the equally-as-emotional runner-up.

 Mrs De Silva has since had her crown returned (Image: Facebook)

Mrs De Silva claims she went to hospital for head injuries following the show.

In the wake of the onstage intervention the organisers of Mrs Sir Lanka have returned the crown to her.

The rightful winner has accused Mrs Jurie of not being a "true queen" in a Facebook post in which she insisted she was not divorced.

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She wrote: "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!"

Mrs De Silva also told a press conference: "There are a lot of single mums like me today who are suffering in Sri Lanka.

"This crown is dedicated to those women, those single mums who are suffering to raise their kids alone."

Chandimal Jayasinghe, the national director of Mrs Sri Lanka World, told the BBC: "We are disappointed.

"It was a disgrace how Caroline Jurie behaved on the stage and the Mrs World organisation has already begun an investigation on the matter."

Police have questioned both Mrs Jurie and Mr Jayasinghe about the incident.

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