Thilini Amarasooriya defeated 12 other contestants to bag the crown of Siyatha – Miss World Sri Lanka 2015 . Thilini will represent Sri Lanka at the 65th edition of Miss World Pageant which will take place on 19th December 2015 at the Crown of Beauty Theater,in Sanya,China. The grand finale took place at the Grand Ballroom of Hilton Colombo. Thilini Amarasooriya was crowned by the outgoing queen Chulakshi Ranathunga. Jayathi De Silva bagged the First runner-up crown where as Ayesha bagged the Second runner-up crown.
Sri Lanka has never won Miss World. The highest placement of the country was in when their first delegate Manel Illangakoon was crowned as Third runner-up crown at Miss World 1953. Sri Lanka has placed thrice after that. Jennifer Anne Fonseka in 1963,Yolanda Shahzadi Ahlip in 1970 and in 1978 Manohari Vanigasooriya bagged semi finalist spot. Bernadine Ramanyake Miss World Sri Lanka 1980 bagged Miss Asia-Pacific International crown in 1981 and later won Mrs World 1985 crown.
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20-year-old Thilini hails from the national capital Colombo. She is a model and actress by profession. She has studied at The National Institute of Business Management. Thilini is not new to pageant world she has competed in Miss World Sri Lanka 2013 where she failed to win.
Photo Credit:Siyatha – Miss World Sri Lanka Facebook Page and Thilini Amarasooriya Facebook Page