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Video: Mrs World Says She Is Ready To Hand Over The Crown After Crown Grabbing Fiasco

Mrs Wold 2020 title holder Caroline Jurie has today said she is ready to hand over the Crown after being arrested and released on police bail yesterday on charges of assault over an on-stage fracas in which she pulled the crown off the head of the new “Mrs Sri Lanka”, Pushpika de Silva. “Even after I hand over the crown, my commitment to my purpose will continue, despite my commitments to my family life. It is not about when I handover the crown, but how I use the crown to serve a greater purpose to the world I live in and represent, as the Mrs. World 2020 title holder,” she said.

Caroline Jurie has issued the statement below:

Ayubowan !
Wanakkam !
Hello World !

I wish to begin by expressing my dismay in regards to the unfortunate events that have taken place.

As a woman, a mother and the crowned Mrs. World, I am aware that I hold a great responsibility towards protecting the image of Sri Lankan women across the world.

My only intention was to stand up for the injustice caused to the competitors throughout this competition which was tainted with heavy politicization. It upsets me greatly when justice doesn’t prevail. This is why I stood up for injustice, from the beginning of the event, I stood up for what was wrong, but my efforts were futile until the very last moment, which led me to do what I did.

I only stand for what I believe is right. I will stand up for what is right by following all legal procedures – as a normal Sri Lankan citizen – without influence – while always holding my head up high.

How I see it, the purpose of Mrs. World is to celebrate all women who are married and still strive to conquer their dreams, despite the commitment and responsibilities a married woman strives to fulfill.

Hence the title “Mrs.”. It is her crowning glory that despite all those fulfillments and commitments, she still manages to look after herself and goes out on stage to win a crown… through hard work, meritocracy, spirit and purpose. The pageant was certainly not created to discriminate divorced women but to celebrate the dreams of the married women.

In the run-up to the Mrs. Sri Lanka event, I saw a lot of commitment and hard work from the competitors. As a mentor, I worked with these beautiful women, imparting everything I have learned along the path I took towards achieving the Mrs. World 2020 title. However, we cannot overlook how there had been corrupt involvement that has been unfair on most contestants that took part and was disrespectful towards the institution I so highly look up to.

This year, Sri Lanka will be hosting the Mrs. World finals. When we do, we will be welcoming contenders from all over the world, where Mrs. Sri Lanka too will compete to win the crown again on the world stage.

It is my purpose to mentor and work with Mrs. Sri Lanka and give my best, to see her reach her greatest potential, so that Sri Lanka has a fair chance to win the crown for this country and Mrs. Sri Lanka.

As Mrs. World, my purpose is to make sure she has an equal opportunity. This is why I fought for what was right for all the other contestants on the 4th of April, for all of them to have an equal opportunity because

I saw, from the beginning, of how tainted the entire pageant judging was.

Even after I hand over the crown, my commitment to my purpose will continue, despite my commitments to my family life. It is not about when I handover the crown, but how I use the crown to serve a greater purpose to the world I live in and represent, as the Mrs. World 2020 title holder.

It is unfortunate that I have burst some bubbles, created a conversation and even a debate about class and values that a queen wearing a crown should stand for.

If class is defined by how one behaves in the public eye, I will let you draw the conclusions to that.

But if class is also defined by how you behave when no one is watching you, and what values you stand by, I believe this is the true test of character.

Even if I had to lose class for the values I stand for, I believe I am serving the purpose the Mrs. World crown stands for.

Values are deep-rooted. They cannot be measured by outer appearance or monetary value. I believe this is the distinct difference between Class and Values.

I stand for values, even if it means I have to stand alone.

We often hope for change. We want to change systems, and to let equality shine through. But we stop at taking action.

When we have to stand for something, and even if it means we have to stand alone, we must find the courage to do so.

What we fear most are the things we risk losing. If we have to lose something to give an opportunity to another woman to compete on a stage that is equal and fair to all, we must take that stand.

After all, one fair chance is all she needs.

#crownpurpose

Thank You !

Caroline Jurie

09th April 2021

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    Classless watti amma .

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5MDufyVgOo

    Here is what the world thinks of this !!!
    Apparently her biggest beef with the woman was that she only spoke Sinhala. Typical racist burger

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      “typical racist burger”
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      Typical racist sinhala buddhist comment, equating the action of a few people to the whole community. You sad people never learn. If there were no minorities you would not even be able to live with your own kind. See how your leaders are stealing from the public.

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        My Mom never took part in a single beauty contest ……… but she was a wonderful wife and a mother ………. like millions of other Lankan wives/mothers, I’m sure.

        Let people who believe being a wife/mother is a meat parade where lecherous louts like Native Wedda, Sinhala-Man, Donald Trump, ………. sit at a desk and mark you from 1 to 10 …… fight this out.

        And others better go on and be good wives and mothers ……. and teach sons to treat women well ………

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          Now, now, nf, please leave me out of it.
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          I want a land full of dignified women like your mother, not drunken Juries who imagine that what they speak is English.

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            Sinhala_Man

            “Now, now, nf, please leave me out of it.”

            nimal fernando is attempting at creative writing.
            Please let him.

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        ‘ equating the action of a few people to the whole community’

        Reading your comments, that’s what you do consistently.

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          Typical racist burger is directed towards this woman. not all of any community

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      Here we go again. Now it’s being implied the Burgers are racist! Seems it’s impossible to move away from racial / racist definitions. A Sri Lankan woman miscalculates and creates a public spectacle by taking away a crown on a public stage. Just a momentary misjudgment. But some of us rush to give it a racial angle. When will we be rid of such rotting and festering minds? When will be grow up?

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      a14455 / April 9, 2021

      Thanks for the video – finally you gave us some good impression :)

      This is true mirror image of srilanken society (no matter what beliefs they have).

      Jealousy is a dog’s bark which attracts thieves.

      Karl Kraus

      Caroline J is caught by colombo wealthy women, that would ruin this country on international stage. In the same time, the kind of wealthy women donate ” our PARADISE BIRD/SAMANTHA BADRA OR THE LIKE hypocrites” to ruin real buddhistic values. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bD6skvbOYe8

      Not only SLGO but also the kind of pageants of the day make us a laughter stock.

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      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g27OasHqLgg

      I never thought this woman would be this much of servile to the very same manner
      a14455 / April 9, 2021 have been.
      :
      Gotabaya jathakaya will be a history sooner than later.

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    It is often very important to examine the background to the drama that the media highlights merely for its own promotion. In that context, what the former Mrs World says, should be matched with accounts from other contenders and involved participants. Since Sri Lankans are always very biased towards their own self-interest rather than be impartial, one needs to filter out self-promotion in analysing the issue.

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      Dear LP,
      While agreeing with your comment to withhold judgement till more is known of the circumstances, there are some possibilities of political overtones considering that Pushpika was a speaker at govt rallies. Also some are wondering how so quickly the Police inquired into this, while cases of public fracas and even assault in the past, are not inquired into with such alacrity.
      So let the chips fall where it may.
      But certainly the way Caroline acted leaves much room for criticism, considering also that her helpmate, Chula gave a victory salute of such vehemence as if an olympic medal was won.
      https://www.newsfirst.lk/2021/04/08/mrs-world-caroline-jurie-arrested-following-mrs-sri-lanka-fiasco/

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        Must add that the Organisers were weak in allowing this to happen There is a Chief Organiser of the Event to ensure proper process and a jury to decide on the winner. Just because she is Miss “Jurie”, she cannot over-ride procedure.

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          Another aspect of bother is that in spite of her high moral declaration, how did these surface on second thoughts. Remember she CROWNED the winner first. Then later did her moral values surface or did someone put her up to act like she did later.

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        I did nt know Pushpika was on the govt rallies. I thought she was innocient as she speaks. Rajapakshe-viral disease is spreading almost everywhere, but for how long ?
        :
        Caroline could react in the course of the preparations for the event, why did she wait that long ?
        .
        I think truths about this will yet to come. . Wait and see. truths will succeed.

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    Aiyoo Caroline, everybody saw how you acted. Totally despicable behaviour. Even if Pushpika was divorced, you cannot take matters into your hand to dethrone her, then and there. Who the hell are you? Now trying to talk all sorts of things about rights and justice, which you have totally no idea about. What you and Choola displayed was the mob mentality some of you lower class people are gifted with, and this a problem the rest of us have to live with in this country. Its a pity that you had to put it on display on the stage and hurt so many people.
    BTW you do not look even half as pretty as the girl you injured, and you cannot speak Sinhalese nor English properly. If Sinhala is your mother tongue, then you must be retarded when you have to stop in the middle of every sentence to think of words and then spit out a wrong English word instead. You are totally messed up. Good riddance. Hope you get to do some jail time too, for the damage you have caused.

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    Amazing, the Singhalese Buddhists are not being blamed for this too.

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      Ah mr “tipcut”
      .
      Another sorry attempt by you to try and whitewash human rights violations committed by extremist sinhala buddhist terrorists by equating them to such a trivial civic (not the car, clarification for low iq SBs who voted for murderers and rapists) matter ??
      .
      All these grade 5 insults (such as “tipcut”) really show how simple minded and frustrated you people are 😂 I’m sure there are some deep seeded cuck thoughts youll are trying to suppress, what other reason is there to get so offended to those asking for justice and respond with a pathetic insult like that. Also you might want to check up with eagle racist eye, according to him the sinhala women seem to love that tipcut and are converting in droves to Christianity and Islam. 😂😂 You can’t make this stuff up !!

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        CT
        Did your moderator not notice anything offensively racist in the comment above?

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          Sitrep24 obviously you are an inadequate fool who cannot cope with the reality of having reached old age without ever really achieving much, save for a habit of sitting on your butt at your keyboard venting your hatred at others.
          .
          Hate-filled threatening messages containing repeated vile slurs, repulsive language and calculated, spiteful comments directed at the Sinhala Buddhists only undermine your own credibility and show you to be yet another ugly racist.

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            Svenson,

            He is clearly jealous. Dravidian women have never won any beauty contest. That is a fact.

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              Lester the jester,
              “Dravidian women have never won any beauty contest. That is a fact.”
              Where do you get your “facts”. They must be pretty smelly, coming from your rear orifice.
              Have you never heard of
              Aishwarya Rai, Miss World and as Dravidian as they come.
              Please, please, Lester, if you know nothing, don’t make it so obvious.
              It is no wonder that the US Tamil diaspora are running rings around guys like you. They are producing vice-presidents while you can’t even get your facts right.

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                Old Codger,

                Aishwarya Rai is not Dravidian at all. She is a Bunt from North India. I know, it must be frustrating, but these are the facts. “Bunts are a race of people that came down from the Northern part of India. They were originally of Aryan heritage, although some parts were mixed with Naga tribes, Newars in areas adjoining Nepal, and Scythians in areas previously known as Scythia which was towards the north of India.”

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                Old Codger,

                “They are producing vice-presidents while you can’t even get your facts right.”

                Do you mean the half-Brahmin Jamaican Kamala Harris? She is not a pure Dravidian. Remember, your hero EVR chased the Brahmins out of TN after throwing the shoes. Future inspiration for VP.

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                  Try Miss America 2014, Nina Davuluri……Telengu.

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                    Ramona Fernando,

                    Nina Davuluri is not a pure Dravidian either. A pure Dravidian cannot win a beauty contest because these contests look down on Australoid features (thick lips, large thighs, short stature, dark skin, etc.). It is racist, yes, but that is the way things are in the West. Many people think Obama was the first Black to become US President. In fact, he is another hybrid (white mother, black father).

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                      Lester,
                      No one in India is of the pure Dravidian that you describe. But the Telengu proudly consider themselves Dravidian. And doubt a Hobbit looking British would win anything either. Plenty of beautiful pure African women have won the Miss. World/Universe titles.

                      The best test of what constitutes the DNA Sinhalese and Tamils is the visual one. Take sample of say a 1,000 people from each of the masses and analyze them. One wouldn’t be able to tell the difference.

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                      Lester,
                      At least you now admit to being racist. How “hybrid” is your own ancestry?

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                      Ramona,
                      Go for it! Don’t let Lester the Black Aryan get away.

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                      L
                      There are many Sinhalese with thick lips, large thighs, short stature and dark skin. One was our President too.
                      What say?
                      *
                      You remind me of my very jovial Singaporean Chinese friend of decades ago who, when asked what the difference was between Chinese and Japanese, said that Japanese were of light complexion, fat and rich.
                      I asked him in return why he was not Japanese, because he nicely fitted the description.

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                      ramona Grandma therese fernando

                      “The best test of what constitutes the DNA Sinhalese and Tamils is the visual one.Take sample of say a 1,000 people from each of the masses and analyze them. One wouldn’t be able to tell the difference.”

                      It is bit difficult to gather 2,000 and use “Facial Recognition with Artificial Intelligence” software to compare their Poker Faces.

                      However, just go through their pattern of behaviour in the past 73 years!!!

                      Dravidian and and Aryan are two different linguistic groups. There is no DNA specifically attached to each group.
                      Most of you are still living in 500 BC.
                      Grow up and move on however difficult but doable.

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                      Ramona Fernando,

                      I don’t think you know anything about India. Have you been to India? Most Indians outside of Tamil Nadu don’t like Tamil Nadu because
                      Tamils push this Dravidian nonsense, or there is a water issue, or Tamils refuse to learn Hindi (national language).

                      “But the Telengu proudly consider themselves Dravidian.”

                      Refer to https://www.quora.com/Do-Telugus-and-Kannadigas-accept-that-they-are-Dravidians. A Telugu gives this answer: “As a telugu person, I personally don’t. Most of the people I know don’t. But majority doesn’t care. And a few may accept just because everyone are saying so.”

                      “Take sample of say a 1,000 people from each of the masses and analyze them. One wouldn’t be able to tell the difference.”

                      I can tell the difference. It’s easy to tell the difference. Tamils have much darker complexions on average. Even Sinhalese with darker complexions can be distinguished from Tamils. Sinhalese look like NORTH INDIANS while Tamils look like South Indians. You are not familiar with Australoid features, that is why you can’t tell the difference.

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                      Lester, The quora on Telengues gives just one person who is like you with your preferences. As one goes towards the equator, one gets darker. And as one goes away, one gets fairer. All of India is of the same S. Asian gene. Some Aghans/ Iranians invaded them, but that was more recent compared to the time Bengalis came down to Sri Lanka. But you seem to be totally oblivious of the look Sinhala masses. A 1% fairer Sihalese is because there are European, Chinese, Arab and/or Malay genes.  Tamils have that same 1%. Maybe in Sinhalese it stretches to 1.5%. That Sinhala language has a Bengali script means that unlike the Tamils, there was no written language in Sri Lanka 2,500 years ago.

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                      And Lester,
                      You are either these 1% Sinhalese who would love to be the Sinhala Brahmin (although Sinhalese follow Lord Buddha’s Egalatarianism), or a separatist of whatever race that want to demean the Sinhalese. For the Sinhalese, like the Telengues do not care either way.

                      Aryans (before Nazis took it to Germany), were more intellectual people who stayed out of the sun and studied. So they had a bit of a lighter complexion, had time to meditate and look divine, had an easier life and looked more noble. Farmer- Gathers had to live and work with nature and looked more cave-man like. All were the same race. Place them for 10,000 years in those occupation and they will evolve the looks although the main genes remain the same.

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                  Lester,
                  Wherever the Bunts came from, according to your hair- splitting, what do you think you yourself are? An Aryan? Even the ousted Mrs Silva is a Dravidian. Yes, your racism shows, but don’t look up and spit. Stick to what you know.
                  What you should do is to bask in the reflected glory of fellow Dravidian. Does your attitude come from being shafted in the US by a Tamil boss?

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                    Lester,
                    As for your obsession with “Aryan” North Indians, don’t you even know that the Dravidians also lived in North India, and some still do?

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                    Old Codger,

                    Of course Sinhalese people are Aryan. They speak an Indo-Aryan language. They are genetically similar to Bengalis. Tamils are much closer to Australoids. I don’t know why you Eelamists try to re-write other people’s history. Is it because you have been losing battles for 2500 years?

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                      Lester,
                      Of course Sinhalese people are Aryan. They speak an Indo-Aryan language
                      ————
                      We are all speaking english here. So i guess that makes us all aryans, including the tamils here also.

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                      Lester,
                      What Indo-Aryan language? Why is the alphabet similar to Tamil, not Hindi?
                      “try to re-write other people’s history. “
                      At least the Tamils speak their own language, they had a real civilization, not one which never discovered the wheel.

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                      Is it because you have been losing battles for 2500 years?
                      ———
                      Aryan academics of the west claim the chola conquered a big chunk of the asian continent.
                      But since you know better, you should contact your aryan brothers over in the west and tell them your ‘real history’ so they can correct ‘their mistake’

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                      Lester
                      Most people of the Indian sub-continent speak Indo-Aryan languages. The languages have varied origins. Sanskrit itself has moved far from its Vedic language roots.
                      The whole of Latin America speaks Spanish or Portuguese but for a few indigenous people.
                      What does a language mean, more than a current identity, a means of communication, shared experience and a storehouse of information?
                      It grows defying our will.

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                      Lester

                      “Of course Sinhalese people are Aryan. They speak an Indo-Aryan language.”

                      If you are an Aryan, what the hell are you doing in my island. Why don’t you pack your bags and push off?

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                  Lester,
                  Even if KH is half Jamaican, it’s her I ndisn half that’s performing. Have you seen any Jamaican VP’s? You guys can only nitpick in envy. Given a level playing field, you know who wins. It’s in the culture, man.

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                    Indian half.

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                    Old Codger,

                    Wrong again. The Sinhala alphabet comes from the Brahmi script, not Tamil. Both Sinhala and Hindi are related to Sanskrit.

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                      Lester
                      Sinhala perhaps was initially written in a Brahmi form used for northern Prakrits.
                      *
                      The current script is a beautiful derivative of the Grantha developed to write Sanskrit text in Tamil.
                      Malayalam is the closest to Grantha; and Sinhala letters are mostly rounded versions of their Malayalam counterparts.
                      You can download the scripts with Google. It takes little expertise to see the similarities.
                      *
                      Tamil itself adopted much of the Grantha alphabet in preference to its own Vatteluttu. (Pity, it left out some key consonant symbols. Had it included them, Tamil will be super fit for the modern world.)
                      There is no big deal about borrowing a script system.
                      Malay has undergone script changes to arrive at Roman (all caps). The Vietnamese now use a modified Roman.
                      They are sensible people who are not haunted by an imagined past.

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                      Lester,
                      “The Sinhala alphabet comes from the Brahmi script”
                      The Brahmi script is common to both Sinhala and Tamil.
                      “Brahmi is the modern name for a writing system of ancient South Asia. The Brahmi writing system, or script, appeared as a fully developed universal one in South Asia in the third century BCE, and is a … Wikipedia
                      Sister system: Kharosthi
                      Child system: Gupta script
                      Direction: left-to-right
                      Languages: Dravidian languages, Tocharian languages, Saka language,
                      Aren’t you the same guy that claimed: “The first thing that hits you in India is the smell” . Now you’re trying to claim an Aryan connection. Make up your mind.

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                      SJ,

                      The evolution of Sinhala, including the alphabet, is well-documented in various rock inscriptions. Vedda language still retains old Sinhala words no longer used in Sinhala. There is no literary work, no poem, not a single rock inscription, or book, written by monks in Tamil. Monks mastered Sinhala, Pali, and Sanskrit. They could have easily learned Tamil, but this was not the case. To this day, virtually no Sinhala person speaks Tamil, suggesting there was strong geographical isolation between the two ethnicities.

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                      S.J,
                      Lester is thoroughly convinced of his Aryan superiority. Rather odd for someone who talks about dialectics. Eagle is so much easier to understand.

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                      Lester

                      Don’t give up, carry on arguing until you first convince yourself you are simply right.
                      I will be right behind you.

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                      L
                      I am amazed by your spirit of dogged defiance.
                      I wish I could borrow a little of that for my dealings with the lady in control of my household.

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                      OC
                      Eagle knows that he is lying when he does.
                      Lester is inoculated against disagreeable information.

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                      Lester

                      “Both Sinhala and Hindi are related to Sanskrit.”

                      What are the equivalent words for “dumb ass” in Sinhala, Hindi and Sanskrit.

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                    Dear oc,
                    .
                    It is true that Kamala was very much closer to her mother than to her father, but I don’t think it necessary for us to denigrate her overly-serious father, who is a renowned economist, and from a distinguished, sugar estate-owning family.
                    .
                    https://nearshoreamericas.com/jamaica-beams-with-pride-as-kamala-harris-runs-for-us-vice-presidency/
                    .
                    He didn’t even attend the Biden-Harris inauguration is true.
                    I read a lot about him and Jamaica a few months ago.
                    .
                    I’ve never been out of Asia, but my late mother attended the wedding of one of my sisters in Jamaica, to a guy named Senaka Jayasuriya, whose 94-year old mother still lives in Nawala, Sri Lanka. My sister is in Sydney, Australia, now.
                    .
                    I heard Kamala say that her father is “an OK guy” but they don’t have much in common.
                    .
                    BTW, I’m convinced that all of us, Sinhalese, are essentially Dravidian – mixed, of course.

                    .

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                      Mr SM, how come you too have your relatives scattered all over the world?

                      . I dont have anyone in that region of the globe. But I have got to know Jamaican friends in Europe.
                      . #
                      Yes, Kamala’s father was a jamaican but that marriage lasted just 7 yearrs as I read somewhere.

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                      SM,
                      “BTW, I’m convinced that all of us, Sinhalese, are essentially Dravidian – mixed,”
                      Good luck trying to convince Lester about that.

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                    Old Codger,

                    “Given a level playing field, you know who wins.”

                    Does level playing field mean the West… in the USA these days, Chamath Pahalapitya (billionaire investor) is famous in financial circles. Compare with Raj Rajaratnam, also in the USA. He was jailed for insider trading. Same old story, when Colombo Tamils cheated on exams.

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                      Lester,
                      Palihapitiya? Is that all you can find? There are dozens more Tamils in all fields. As you have kindly pointed out, even the best crooks are Tamils.

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                      SJ,

                      “There are many Sinhalese with thick lips, large thighs, short stature and dark skin.”

                      You can check the scientific evidence which indicates that genetically, Sinhalese and Tamils have different skin attributes.

                      Skin pigmentation.

                      “In 2008, the study looked at the SLC24A5 polymorphism which is 25-40% of the difference in skin color between Europeans and Africans and up to 30% of the skin color variation in South Asia. The study showed that rs1426654 in SLC24A5 SNP FROM, which is fixed in European populations and is more common in individuals with light skin than dark skin 49% compared to 10%, the frequency of 50-55% in Sinhala and 25-30% of the Sri Lankan Tamils. This allele may occur in Sinhala because of the strong East Asian genetic admixture, further migration from Northern India or a strong selection factors.”

                      The evidence clearly indicates the allele (mutation) causes a different pigmentation in Sinhalese population. This allele can then be traced back to North India or even East India. Do you have any rebuttal, other than Eelamist propaganda?

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                      old codger

                      “Good luck trying to convince Lester about that.”

                      Lester has just joined kindergarten.
                      I suppose I may have to wait another X years for him to learn, understand, comprehend, mature, respond, ………………………….
                      I can wait.

                      PS
                      X = between 1 and infinity.

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                      Lester
                      I said “There are many Sinhalese with thick lips, large thighs, short stature and dark skin etc.”
                      That was only an observation.
                      Correct me if I am wrong, including the one on a person with thick lips, large thighs, short stature and dark skin.

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                      Lester the man, who would do anything and everything to protect Rajapakshe-Extremism,
                      Again about the skin colour and the race. I think I would not add anything in this regard, but I cant just ignore, if anyone yet today makes such remarks on skin colour and the appearence.
                      .
                      We sinhalayas are more close to srilanken tamils than to anyone else. Is what DNA research has revealed in recent times.
                      :
                      https://www.nature.com/articles/jhg2013112
                      :
                      There are also dark skin sinhalese while all tamils be them SL or india are always dark skins. All these bring us more closer than diverging to one race to other.

                      God bless srilanka !

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                    SJ,

                    “Most people of the Indian sub-continent speak Indo-Aryan languages.”

                    If you look at India, most people in the South speak Dravidian languages: https://qph.fs.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-f3fe029b9112d718418a4c3024c2c309. There is no group in India that is non-Dravidian that speaks a Dravidian language. Some Tamil supremacists wish to claim that Sinhala comes from Tamil because of a few borrowed words like “akka” and “aiyo” which is nonsense. There are more Portugese words in Sinhala than Tamil words.

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                      Lester,
                      There is a far simpler explanation for more Sinhalese having this “fair” gene. Just the fact that the European colonizers spent more time in the Sinhala South. I assume you are yourself blond, tall, and blue-eyed, just like your fellow Aryans R Premadasa and Nalin de Silva?

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                      Well, Lester has his name to start with.
                      .
                      And, as you say, oc, there may have been a lonely Scottish Planter who befriended his grandmother.
                      .
                      By Jove, going on what I unearthed owing to reading an article about Robbie Burns, Lester may be a descendant of the great Scottish poet.
                      .
                      So, I shall hereafter address thee, Oh, descendant of Robert Burns!

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                      Leela,
                      “We sinhalayas are more close to srilanken tamils than to anyone else. Is what DNA research has revealed in recent times.”
                      How do you explain the inability of Sinhalese to speak or even understand 3 words in Tamil? The only logical explanation is geographical isolation. Why do linguists (people who study languages) classify Sinhala as an Indo-Aryan language? Regarding DNA, refer to the 2021 study, “Genetic Polymorphisms and Forensic Eciency of 16 Xchromosomal STR Loci for Sri Lankan Population.” In this study, they found the following: “Since phylogenetic trees constructed from genetic distances can easily deduce the evolutionary relationships and
origins of different populations 15, UPGMA method was applied for the four ethnicities to further evaluate their genetic anities. As shown in the phylogram (Fig. 1), Sinhalese and Moors are genetically closely associated with each other and also with Sri Lankan Tamils to a lesser extent. Although Indian Tamil group is placed at a distant position from Moors and Sinhalese, the close genetic affinity between the two Tamil groups are apparent in the phylogram.” Sinhalese are more closely related to Moors (descendants of Arab traders) than to Tamils. This is likely the reason why so many Sinhalese are fair skinned.

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                      Lester,
                      “This allele may occur in Sinhala because of the strong East Asian genetic
                      admixture”
                      Ah, yes, the Chinese will be so glad that to hear that they are superior Aryans like you. Are you for real, Lester?
                      You wrote that the Sinhalese are 75% Bengali. So they are 25%Chinese too?

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                  Lester
                  Yes the sinhalese are ‘aryans’
                  Like the sinhala buddhist monk in this video.
                  You can clearly see his pale skin, blonde hair and blue eyes:

                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUgWANdcNxM

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                    Humble,

                    “the chola conquered a big chunk of the asian continent.”

                    Is that why Dutugamunu beat back Chola invaders 32 times?

                    “You can clearly see his pale skin, blonde hair and blue eyes:”

                    Aryan does not have anything to do with skin color. These are the people who conquered the Indian sub-continent, including the Dravidians.

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                      Aryan does not have anything to do with skin color
                      ———
                      So in sri lanka you have black aryans?
                      So i guess the DNA testing that says sinhalese are at least 3/4 tamil was also wrong?

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                      I don’t know what nonsense you are talking about. At least 72% of Sinhalese DNA is attributable to Bengalis:

                      Refer to “Genetic26526 admixture of Sinhalese” by Dr. Saha Papita: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/9e/Genetic_admixture_of_Sinhalese_by_Papiha.PNG.

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                      “the chola conquered a big chunk of the asian continent.”
                      Is that why Dutugamunu beat back Chola invaders 32 times?
                      ————-
                      Vietnam managed to hold off the US invasion. What does it prove?
                      That the USA was never a military power?

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                      Lester,
                      .
                      You spread only lies.
                      :
                      Sinhalese genetics is closely connected with that srilanken tamils.
                      Please read the latest reports released by genetists. If you would please widen your slit eyes, you would be able to read them sooner than later.
                      .
                      Myths controll your kind of mindset. that is why BITCHS’ sons returned to power and are ruining this country again. Look at the people s faces these days, their faces are filled with all anxities down there, those so called powerful alpha men came to power promising sky and earth, but not having delivered the little during last 14 months. What more talks would be needed ?

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                      I don’t know what nonsense you are talking about. At least 72% of Sinhalese DNA is attributable to Bengalis
                      ———-
                      The study i saw some years ago was exactly the reverse of that!
                      It said sinhalese are around 75% tamil and the remainder was bengali and some other groups.
                      Bengalis are a dravidian people anyway.
                      So which ever way you try to spin it sinhalese are mostly a dravidian people.
                      Keheliya rambukwella, mahesh senanayake, ranasinghe premadasa, sanath jayasuriya are a few famous example. There are literally millions more which make up the bulk of the sinhala population.
                      You can try to comfort yourself by saying they are ‘black aryans’ lol

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                      Lester,
                      What the hell is a
                      Sinhalese anyway?Is a Fernando from Chilaw a “Sinhalese”? A Silva from Balapitiya? A Singappulli from Kalutara? Can you claim that all these K and S castes are Bengali descendants?G.K.Kshatriya found the Sri Lankan Tamils to have a greater contribution from the Sinhalese of Sri Lanka (55.20% +/- 9.47) while the Sinhalese had the greatest contribution from South Indian Tamils (69.86% +/- 0.61), followed by Bengalis from East India (25.41% +/- 0.51).
                      If you want to lie, do it convincingly.

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                      H
                      “Vietnam managed to hold off the US invasion. What does it prove?”
                      It proves that Imperialism is a Paper Tiger.
                      All its might cannot overcome a determined people set on a goal of liberation.
                      Look at Afghanistan.

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                      Lester

                      You seem to have excelled as an “All in One” expert on Anthropology, History, Archaeology, Linguistics, Religion, Epigraphy, Genetics, Constitution, Economics, China, USA, India, Trade, …………………

                      What an honour and a privileges to cross sword with you.
                      Forget nimal fernando, old codger, Sinhala_Man ….. and all sane people.

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                      Native,
                      Lester is also an expert in a hitherto unknown technology called 5G fibre.

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                      Old Codger,

                      “What the hell is a Sinhalese anyway?”

                      Someone from “Hela Diva” who traces their ancestry to Kalinga in the Kingdom of Sinhapura and speaks an Indo-Aryan language called “Sinhala.” That is the historical definition which is not taught in LTTE training camps. There may be a few isolated groups of “Sinhalese” who are actually Tamil converts, e.g. Negombo.

                      What is a Dravidian Tamil?

                      A member of a group that has been enslaved in one form or another for 3000 years. First by Aryans, then by Brahmins. That is why Tamils refuse to learn Hindi in India or Sinhala in SL or acknowledge that Sanskrit is an older language. The inferiority complex is so bad that the Brahmins were chased out of TN. The Vellala in Sri Lanka are now pretending to be the indigenous population of Sri Lanka, even though genetic studies show they have no affiliation to Veddas. Of course, we can acknowledge Tamil Brahmins are extremely brilliant people, but they have nothing in common with Sri Lankan Tamils. Neither are they pure Dravidians.

                      By the way, that GL Kshatriya study from 1995 is outdated and biased. “The study was carried out using Sinhalese from regions where Sinhala Tamil interactions were higher and older methods compared to other modern and accurate studies.”

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                      Lester,
                      “There may be a few isolated groups of “Sinhalese” who are actually Tamil converts, e.g. “
                      Ah, so now you are saying that “some” Sinhalese are Tamils. I say most of them are of recent S. Indian descent. If you want irrefutable evidence, go look at the Dutch land records. But then, as SJ says, you are inoculated against inconvenient facts.

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                      Lester,
                      “Someone from “Hela Diva” who traces their ancestry to Kalinga in the Kingdom of Sinhapura “
                      So we come to the root of the matter as you see it. Since Sinhabahu was a lion- human hybrid, all true Sinhalese must have tails. I will start asking around.

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                      Old Codger,

                      Sinhapura is a real place, unlike the imaginary “Tamil Eelam.” The claim that Tamils are the original inhabitants of Sri Lanka is absolutely wrong; there is no genetic evidence to link them to Veddas. There were people in Sri Lanka before Vijaya came. So called “Sinhalese” are descended from the people who already lived on the island (Ela people) and Vijaya’s group. Lastly, do they teach the meaning of “Aryan” in LTTE training camps? Aryan means “noble” in Sanskrit. The reference to “Aryan” in Mahavamsa simply means that all Sinhalese kings were descended from nobility.

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                    Lester has also invested in a new technology to give himself green thumbs and red ones to the rest.
                    How desperate is Lester the Jester?

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                      Lester,
                      According to the Mahavamsa, most of these noble “Aryan” kings came to power by murdering their relatives. That’s a pretty good measure of nobility, eh?

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            Mr “tipcut”
            .
            I don’t mean to disturb the racist SB circle jerk that seem to be going on in the comments with you, sj and leslie. But let me direct you to the page ( https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/sri-lanka-faces-another-hurdle-u-s-house-members-take-up-rights-issue-with-state-department/#comments ) where you initially left a vile filthy comment calling me “tipcut”. Now I’m not complaining like a little b**** as you and your circle jerk buddies are doing here, I’m just pointing out the hypocrisy that is characteristic of racist SBs.

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          Eagle ‘donkey brain’ Eye, brilliant comment, thanks for keeping it short. Though few words, you have eloquently expressed yourself. Thanks.

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      Just a momentary misjudgment by an individual Sri Lankan. But now many self-righteous and holier-than-thou folk line up to give it a racist twist. How do we get rid of such rotting and festering minds? Will they ever grow up?

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        >>”Just a momentary misjudgment by an individual Sri Lankan.”

        Sometimes murders take place purely on a ‘momentary misjudgment by an individual’ and so they should be pardoned? If you said what you said and I was there in your presence and I had a gun in my pocket, I would have shot you. I know you would say to me what you wrote. You are a good lad!

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    Of what earth shaking importance is this cheap squabble for people to debate?
    The event brought disgrace to the event and hurt the credibility of the organizers.
    Let the organizers sort out its mess; and let law deal with the complaint on physical violence.
    Has CT got nothing new and spicy about the government?

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      ….Of what earth shaking importance is this…………
      Though not of importance, it did shake the likes of BBC Al Jazeera The Indian Express The guardian etc. to carry this item of news so quickly.
      Very many of the articles debated or commented upon here on CT do not get that “earth shaking” exposure being limited to same ideas and viewpoints being repeated ad nauseam till death silences like some who were in this forum, having never convinced anyone with the opposite viewpoint.

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        The kind of things that attract comment from one is indicative of one’s priorities.

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          Matters of general interest and current news are some subjects that draw comments from readers and are in featured in CT. Life has varied interests, not only the highbrow regimentalised life of priorities.
          …..What is this life if, full of care, We have no time to stand and stare.
          ……………And talk of cabbages and kings.

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            You have yours, I have mine and the CT has its.
            I cannot see a qualitative difference between the squabble at the flesh parade and one at a fish market. Sordid details of neither is of any value to the community.
            *
            If you relish one or the other or even both, I am sorry to have offended your tender feelings.

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              It was more than a…… squabble at the flesh parade and one at a fish market…..
              It had other aspects like social and political overtones and behavioral trends in our current society. Not everyone is highbrow. It did grab some attention even outside SL.
              ….You have yours, I have mine and the CT has its…..
              Would be glad to leave it in that liberal attitude.
              It was indeed refreshing to exchange views devoid of personal invective and divisive bias in society.
              …………offended your tender feelings………. Ahh those “tender feelings” left me 60 years ago and now with a matured outlook – looking from afar, perspectives are clearer, realizing that man-made divisions are only destructive. “Division” implies a reduction of the whole. Integration is what we should strive for.
              …………Sordid details of neither is of any value to the community…. Let Society or the Community judge that. As you say ..….You have yours, I have mine and the CT has its.!
              ……offended your tender feelings………. Ahh those “tender feelings” left me 60 years ago and now with a matured outlook – looking from afar, perspectives are clearer, realizing that man-made divisions are only destructive. “Division” implies a reduction of the whole. Integration is what we should strive for.

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                Oh SJ, I realised you have left out the important “OR NONE”, as a possible alternative in saying “If you RELISH one or the other or even both”.
                May be a pragmatist will choose that option (none = non-relish) and still comment on seeing it just as it is from afar.

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                  That option is something I respect in this context, there nothing to apologise in that regard.
                  An intelligent person will see that there would be no hurt feeling.
                  *
                  (Please do not treat this as a lesson in language. It is a sore subject to some.)

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      Here I agree with you 100%. There are lot more alarming issues in terms of food CONTAMINATIONs etc, but CT to focus on a pageant. ?

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      Prof

      This is the top news about Sri Lanka in the world. I was told by a friend living in Brazil it was top news there also. you will never hear about cvid19 in Sri Lanka or UNHRC resolutions or anything. but this is what is at the top of the tree.

      Sad but true. but to me what is important is what Rosy and the organizers said. The main beef with the winner and the competition of jurie was that Sinhala speaking women should be downgraded. It is sickening that this Seville attitude is what prevails in this country to this day.

      That is what I have against CT and a majority of its commentators , like KD . They consider their English speaking old boys club experts to be superior, and that is their main beef against the Rajapakses who they consider country bumpkins.

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        Media thrive by reporting the most trivial scandal and strife, unless it threatens their survival.
        They feed the readers with excrement and get them used to it to the point that they cry out for more of the same.

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          Media mafia is multiple times worst/stronger than Drug mafia in our home country.

          Just imagine that Drug Kin pin aka Nimal lanza is scot free, the fearless voice which was the one and only of that nature, stood against the drug trafficking and any other high crimes is now in jail (Ranjan Ramanayaka)

          Heartless men and women are the majority of so called journalists in today. s srialnka. They are behind their rates. No matter even their mothers would have been raped on broad day light. Look at how they display unethical/abusive photographs of the victimized ones today. But the banner is set as ” so called sinhala buddhist”:

          They are not better to those who intentinally contaminated the food and beverages in today s SL.
          :
          All these are easy traceable if school going children would be given to do the job of auditor general. How did Lanza become untouchably wealthy person within shorter period of time ? In Europe, almost anything and everything of a MP/Minsiter is documented, so that legal authorities could find any kind of hidden transactions. But criminals led srilanken justice system stay gawky as if they are not the responsible ones for today s mess.

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    She stood up for her values without fearing the consequences.
    ..
    Question is do we have the courage to stand up for our values?
    ..
    Do we have any fruitful values?
    ..
    Do we stand behind people who do not have values that we believe in?
    ..
    Do are values change as per the actions that sit well with the public?

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    Technically what she did may be wrong
    But in principle, she is very right. A woman who could not live within a institution of marriage whether legally divorced or not, I believe does not deserved to be crowned Mrs.Sri Lanka.
    In the current situation where everything is so wrong in Sri Lanka created by 6.9 million idiots, she should have understood, she has no chance of winning.
    Anyway her attempt to put things right is admirable, a real revolutionary like Che or Castro.
    I salute her

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      Dilshan,
      Who are the idiots?
      Sinhalayo who voted for the person that played a leading role to eliminate Tamil terrorists who massacred Sinhalayo for three decades or Tamils who voted en masse to Sarath Fonseka who is now charged by Tamils as a war criminal that carried out genocide of Tamils.

      “In the current situation where everything is so wrong in Sri Lanka created by 6.9 million idiots,…”

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        Beauty contests is a waste of time and money. I never read such nonsense.
        .
        Eagle Eye,
        Tamils voted to oust MR. If Sarath Fonseka was the beneficiary, they couldn’t care.

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        Eagle ‘ungrateful’ Eye, while Sarath Fonseka fought the war as the army general, your slave master was robbing the island of Tsunami money and his brother was pumping petrol at petrol stations in the USA. Now they are all patriots………………….only for bloody fools like you.

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        We have been massaging them for 70 years so they retaliated for 30 years. We are continuing our massacre by arresting a mayor for doing what one of our Mayors did. whole world knows our man did commit war criminality and make us feel shame in the eyes of the countries who helped us during the war.

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      Dilshan
      So you would not mind if someone does the same to you? Was she a judge? That is for the judge to say. She should have complained to the judge, but instead to jump on stage without approval and say and do which was proved wrong.

      So you will not mind anyone who has no authority come and disturb you. You see, you can find 100 excuses to spoil the event like what she did. So now I know you do not mind. I know you won’t mind anyone coming directly to you without making a complaint with the relevant authorities. Let be your birthday celebration those who want can find so many excuses to disturb you!

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      Dilshan

      you are a jackass if you think there is any technicality to this which the organization itself dispels.

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    The behaviour of Mrs. World, Julie Caroline is totally regrettable. Even after having committed a disgraceful act on stage with the full glare of the audience in the hall and the whole world watching the crowning of Mrs. Sri Lanka, who had no authority to single-handedly overrule the decision of the judges, still, she has no remorse to release a video to justify her action.

    The video she released does not do any good to her at all but only to confirm her cruel mind. By this, she only qualifies to be a ‘good’ politician!

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    Judging by the comments, this media beat-up has engaged quite a few brains. But for those who misinterpret media reports, here are the facts. As in past years, the contest sought to select a “Mrs” Sri Lanka to represent the country at the “Mrs” World event. “Mrs” obviously means someone married. Pushpika De Silva misled the contest by hiding the fact she is undergoing divorce proceedings. According to her husband, they haven’t been living together over the past four years. Therefore the current Mrs. World, Caroline Jurie, under whose guidance the contest was being held, had all the right to point out Pushpika De Silva deceptions. Accordingly she took away the tiara from Pushpika’s head and rightfully awarded it to the first runner up. Perhaps more discretion could have been shown. Unfortunately Caroline seemed to have been carried away in excitement of the moment. Pushpika is obviously going through a difficult time and deserves sympathy, but then cheating cannot be tolerated. Due to the loss of face, Pushpika put on quite a show and got herself hospitalized, then made a police complaint. Consequently the cops saw an opportunity for getting the local and global spotlight onto themselves and arrested Caroline Jurie and an associated model.

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      Sarath

      The allegation against Caroline is she had NO authority to get on stage and grab the show. She is not one of the judges. The right thing to do was then complain to the judges. She cannot take the law into her own hands and that is what she did and that is a punishable crime. Being separated and divorced are two different issues. She is not divorced. then the law would have been more clear.

      So accept to tell Caroline Julie has no legal or moral right to do what she did.

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      ……….but then cheating cannot be tolerated. ………….
      But Pushpika has been reinstated as Mrs Sri Lanka. So then the Organisers are “cheating”. ??
      Further a question arises why Jurie herself CROWNED Pushpika and then later went berserk.
      Is it that Jurie just came to know of her separation – things don’t add up.

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        My view,
        .
        At the begining I thought that Pushpika is innocient as she speaks out. Now I really dont think that she is. She is part of Pohottuwa.

        Jurie is also not a clean person as my info revealed me. Anyways, these idiots and their ill mannered behaviours made SRILANKA a laughing stock again.
        .
        And I know it very well from my relatives, you dont need to live that long being separated in SL. However, this Pushpika has made it clear for the last 3 years she lives alone with her son, …… please get you point… this was another govt ‘s trick to buy some time, being caught by numerous problems for the time being.
        :
        As Ms CBK once made it clear ” Rajapkashes are unethical, uncultured bastards that would never respect law and order”: That JUNTA 2 made it very clear as of today.

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      idiot .

      a widowed woman is still a Mrs a single woman whose man has left her is still a Mrs . you are nothing but an uneducated lout.

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    From the Lankan innovation of the MRS. World contest, such that no other country in the world ever thought of, (only beauty contests of young unmarried women being the natural, traditional, and historical order of beings),
    *
    To its Stepford wife concept,
    *
    To its ghastly British TV series Bridgerton concept, where elite society consolidated their wealth and morality in the midst of the sufferings of the Masses,……exclusive tea parties, women empowerment programs….
    *
    To highest pinnacle of religion via Christian Evangelism of the same rich society, where married women become paragons of  virtue and beauty………
    *
    Such is the Lankan desire to showcase to the globe ; the glory of Lankan womanhood!
    *
    Then enters into the arena, money, politics, investment-returns,
    *
    And the sugar daddies that give much patronage to,
    *
    Thus emerges the era of glitter, glitz, and sleaze.
    *
    Poor innocent wife and mother,
    *
    Stalked, groomed, brainwashed,
    *
    Lankan Madonna breaks down, weeping in grief and indignity.

    Alas!

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      RTF are you high? What are you smoking? Lankan innovation? Really . and as for the rest of the religious garbage who knows,

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        a14455,
        Didn’t you get the irony and sarcasm? Of all the things we could have created, this seems to be the one and only thing….albeit totally unnecessary.

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          ramona therese grandma fernando, are you jealous that you would have never made it to this sort of a competition?

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            TftN,
            What a silly thing to say. No, I’m not presumptious enought to be (have been) in any kind of beauty competition. But we can applaud and appreciate the beauty that is in paraded as another kind of entertainment. I applaud CJ’ s stance on upholding the virtues of this competition, although I feel that this particular competition can only do for very exclusive elitist socity. Democratize, monetize, politicize it, and it loses its intent and flavor.

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              I think a lot of Sri Lankan women think like this fool. Virtues of the competition .what a lark.

              even though a lot of women blame men for their station in fife on men it is the women themselves who destroy other women, but using this garbage called virtue to excuse their jealousies and petty mindedness,

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                a14455,

                There are few million men in Sri Lanka who are also jealous fools, for they see cuckolded husbands as being treated very badly indeed. This competition is obviously a very exclusive one, and going against the rules destroys the reason for the competition. Unless of course, the competition is liberalized for politics and money.

                Having said that, I believe married women with/without children shouldn’t parade themselves, but go about their daily lives in simple dignity.

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              Rtf, that again proved to the world that srilanken s in general are law-breakers. They are far from being civilised. The kind of competitions are not new to the nation but in today’s context it s not far from the incumbent political leadership. This event branded the nation again as Not civilised enough 😎😎😎

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                leelagemalli,
                Guess the org. was voraciously UNP and needed some balancing. But yes, generally the pandering to money, power, and arm-twisting.is shameful, and it happens in all arenas of Lankan society, including the private schools system. Main reason Motherland is stuck in this terrible rut.

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                  But Pushpika De Silva, although separated from husband, might have her own source of income like that from her parents or from inheritance. She is still a Mrs., even if divorced.

                  But the real reason for a Mrs. Competition should be to democratically uphold the dignity of a wife and/or mother for the Masses, and not select society.

                  The question is, where will the average single mother get funds to be a participant? Isn’t it expected of a husband to bear some of the costs? Or will they have the money from a divorce settlement? Do you want Sri Lanka to have a pool of money for single mother contestants, and then uphold their right to compete even if separated? Ridiculous, isn’t it? Do you want the kind of liberalization the West has? They can do it because they have much money to create institutions and jobs for their single mothers. But even they have programs to get single mothers off welfare , and nowadays promote the marriage state. Sri Lanka, and the story will be one of dodgy private patronage.

                  Will the masses of Lankan women working as maids in the Middle East be considered as women empowerment. It takes a lot of female courage and determination to do jobs like those ones.

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      ramona therese grandma fernando, you are wrong again……………………https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mrs._World

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        TftN,
        The Mrs. America contest is an unheard of one….first time I heard of it, living in the US.  Seems to be a very  exclusive one, started in the 1950s, with the intention of taking society back to the post-war eras of morality. However, economic conditions dictated that greater democratization, monetization, and politization of society to get the economy going. It is exclusively for American society.

        Enter Sri Lanka in the 1980′ s and exclusive and elitist American system was “innovated” for the whole World, mostly for retired beauty queens bored with their marital status to get the same high kicks they got when they competed before marriage. For course they tried had to make it sound legit, and so upheld its morality. Good thing of course, but we have religious institutions that teach us that. The essense of a wife and mother is to quietly go about her daily duty, and not make a showmanship about it. Beauty, brains, morality, culture….Whoa!…..everything to the highest caliber….now that’s a bit rich considering the masses of Lankan women working as maids in the Middle East for their daily sustainance.

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          Must have been an impossible situation for that poor innocent wife and mother who was confronted by that egoistic orgnization to uphold with her whole heart, all that female morality and exclusivity….only to let it fall flat on her face for greater country machocism.

          Enter mainstream politics and a sudden flush of country egocentricism that such a competition is to be held in motherland. Instead of letting it be a small scale exclusive event, it has become the mad showcase of Lankan power to the whole world.  Much country money of the struggling masses will be spent to showcase Lankan might to the whole globe. But the returns will be vague. It certainly won’t be like a sports event where some money will be made. No, it will go into a little bit of the fashion, modelling, and a little bit of tourism. Then is the wheeling and dealing of country funds for satisfied clientel.
          Should have remained as a small-scale exclusive event.

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    Whatever happened to dignity and class. If there were any issues, it should have been dealt with quietly, and not in such a humiliating way for the world to see. There have been many winners in the international arena who had to give up their crown, but it was done in a dignified way behind the scenes. This woman had no business making a spectacle of herself, as she only made Sri Lanka the laughing stock around the wold.

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    Angry people, never mind Mrs World, just watch Mr Blok https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hjvm7o4Axn0

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      Thanks.
      Good stuff.

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        SJ search for The Interrogation (part 1) too. The moderators will not be pleased if I post too many external links.

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