A Newly Crowned ‘Miss World Sri Lanka’

Published : 9:35 am  October 7, 2015 | No comments so far |  |  (1581) reads | 

crown2By Panchali Illankoon
The finale of ‘Siyatha Facia Miss World Sri Lanka 2015’ was held on the 5th of October at the Hilton, Colombo.  The event was graced by the presence of His Excellency Mr. Maithripala Sirisena.
Thilini Amarasuriya, aged 20, was crowned ‘Miss World Sri Lanka 2015’ with Ayesha Fernando as 2nd Runner – Up and Jayathi De Silva as 1st Runner – Up.

The show began with a performance by the Finalists on the theme ‘Queen of Lanka’, backed by the dancers of the Channa Upuli Dancing Academy, with attire from Fabric Gallery and jewellery from Stone and String. Each contestant, dressed in oriental costume, presented themselves and greeted the audience.

Next, the distinguished panel of judges was introduced. The panel consisted of Ravindra Randeniya – Renowned film actor,  Manesh Fernando – General Manager Hilton Colombo, Wena Goeiyana – Business Development Director at PT  Architectural Interior, Nisrina Nurul Hidayah -Singapore Beauty Queen Director, Keys Account at Millionaire Asia Pte. Ltd, Sabrina Herft – Miss Universe Sri Lanka 2012.

The contestants then engaged in a Catwalk segment titled ‘Glamour from the Wilderness’ with clothing by Eric Suriyasena and live music by Naadro.

Soon after, His Excellency Maithripala Sirisena presented the cheque of proceedings to the Samastha Lanka Kidney Patient's Associationon on behalf of Modelshop to Doctor Sanjaya Heiyantuduwa, which was followed by a guest performance by Bathiya & Santhush.

Finally, dresses in beautiful evening wear by Dhananjaya Bandara, the 13 contestants took to the stage to find out the winners of the Mini Pageants they competed in long and hard in the last 3 weeks.

After the awarding of the winners of the Mini Pageants, the judges selected the Top Five Finalists; Thilini Amarasuriya, Ishanka De Alwis, Shanika Shamini, Ayesha Fernando and Jayathi De Silva, to answer 5 questions from the judging panel as the last assessment in their decision of who will win the title of ‘Miss World Sri Lanka 2015’.

After a quick assessment of the answers and the displays shown by the contestants, the judges made their decision and the contestants as well as the audience were on pins and needles as they waited for the results.
Thilini Amarasuriya, aged 20, was crowned ‘Miss World Sri Lanka 2015’ with Ayesha Fernando as 2nd Runner – Up and Jayathi De Silva as 1st Runner – Up.

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