Siyatha Lux Miss Sri Lanka for Miss World 2013:
So the crown goes to...
Siyatha Lux Miss Sri Lanka for Miss World is one of the most
important beauty pageants in Sri Lanka's fashion calender today. A lucky
young woman will be selected under many criteria to represent her nation
at the Miss World 2013 pageant which will be held at the Sentul
International Convention Center, Sentul and Nusa Dua,
The event is presented by Model Shop in association with Siyatha TV,
Kiss and the Sunday Observer . Daily News is the print media partner of
the event. The key organizers of the event, Sangeetha Weerarathne and
Shereen Kumaranatunge, unfurled their thoughts about the gala event.
"We have done our best in organizing a pageant of international
standard. We have studied the features of modern day beauty contests and
added some of those features to enhance the show. All the contestants
are selected via applications.
They need to be compatible with the given criteria and our terms and
conditions. Our objective is to gather the most talented and good
looking girls from across the country and bring them onto a common
platform. There they will be able to display their talents to the
nation. The one who manages to outshine the rest will be crowned Miss
Sri Lanka for Miss World," Weeraratne explained the procedure of the
She added that Sri Lanka has an abundance of girls who are interested
in the fashion and beauty field. They are qualified and competent to
take part in the event. However the main obstacle for them is that no
doors open easily for them to step into the industry. They are neither
encouraged nor given a helping hand to enhance their skills.
"These kind of pageants work as eye-openers for girls to get involved
in the scene. They will be given the necessary training to compete with
international beauties," Weeraratne said.
She also noted that the event is not limited to Colombo. Girls from
all parts of the country have been welcomed to take part in the event.
They have paid special attention to those from outstation areas since
they believe that those from those regions are versatile. It is just a
matter of brushing up their skills so that they will shine like
According to Weeraratne one major setback that does not allow the
girls to bloom to their full potential is their lack of confidence in
their abilities. One of the team's main targets is to make the girls
have faith in their talents.
Twelve girls have already made it to the finals of the competition.
They are Sharon Huyghebaert (18) from Bandarawela, Buddhika Jayawardena
(19) from Kotte, Imaya Liyanage (21) from Wennappuwa, Chrishelle
Wickramasekara (23) from Ja Ela, Erandika Dissanayake (21) from Malabe,
Kaushila Kodikara (20) from Colombo, Thilini Amarasooriya (18) from
Kiribathgoda, Tristine Fernando (21) from Wattala, Iresha Asanki (22)
from Moratuwa, Chulakshi Ranatunga (23) from Nittambuwa, Nadeeka Silva
(23) from Ragama and Jayamali Erangika (20) from Kiribathgoda. These
finalists are being given a thorough training by the team on areas such
as how to walk, behave, speak, perform etc.
Speaking to the Daily News Kumaranathunga said that the pageant will
be conducted in a fair manner in every aspect. She also noted that the
sponsors are giving maximum support to make the event a success.
Two mini pageants named, Ponds face of the year and Sunsilk most
beautiful hair were held recently at the Hilton Residence. There are
three more mini pageants to be held in the upcoming days. The final will
take place on July 9.
The pageant has a dual purpose. It is not only going to select a Miss
Sri Lanka but is looking to create a strong contestant who will be able
to challenge other contestants from across the world at the Miss World