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Miss Intercontinental Sri Lanka to be crowned today

(From Left:) Karen Gallman, Minister John Amaratunga, Kishu Gomes, Roshan Perera and Rozanne Diasz.
(From Left:) Karen Gallman, Minister John Amaratunga, Kishu Gomes, Roshan Perera and Rozanne Diasz.

Miss Intercontinental Pageant will be held at the Galadari Hotel today (November 7). The event will feature 16 women who have been under the guidance of former Miss Sri Lanka pageant winner Rozanne Diasz.

The event follows the Miss Galadari pageant whose winner is also in the running for Miss Intercontinental Sri Lanka. The organizers stressed that this is one of only four pageants in Sri Lanka with ties to an internationally recognized competition. According to the organizers, the others are Miss Earth, Miss World, and Miss Universe. The pageant aims to promote wildlife and eco-friendliness.

Miss Intercontinental has been running for 48 years. Previous year’s international pageant winner and judge for today’s event Karen Gallman said “It is a prestigious pageant. It is about individuality. A lot of people mention that beauty pageant is just about the looks but it is not. Miss Intercontinental is looking for someone who is not only beautiful but also smart and can present for the organization. They need to advocate for something.”

Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau Chairman Kishu Gomes said “Beauty and glamour is something the whole world agrees on. You can open the hearts and minds of the entire world. We have taken past for the last 12 years and we had one runner up emerging in. Looking at the girls this time will be the time that we produce the global winner.”

Minister of Tourism John Amaratunga said “What Sri Lanka needs at the moment is events. The complaint often comes from the tourists that the city of Colombo does not have sufficient events for them to participate in.

I give all the support and recognition for anyone who is coming forward with a project of this nature which creates an opportunity for both Sri Lankans and the tourists.

The international pageant will be in December. The dresses for the local pageant have been designed by Orient Designs.

The pageant is sponsored by Akshatha the pioneer in traditional rice in Sri Lanka. The organizers aim to have future international pageants taking place in Sri Lanka.


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