NYPD says no complaints over brawl after Miss Sri Lanka pageant

NYPD says no complaints over brawl after Miss Sri Lanka pageant

The New York Police Department (NYPD) says it has not received any complaints over the brawl which occurred after the Miss. Sri Lanka pageant last week.

The New York Post and Staten Island Advance, both reported that there was no Police complaint over the incident.

A number of Sri Lankans were involved in a brawl at the Miss Sri Lanka New York, after-party.

Video footage shared on social media showed men and women exchanging blows.

It is still not clear what caused the brawl but video footage shows Sri Lankans in the US and Americans involved in the clash.

Organisers of the pageant said that non of the contestants were involved in the clash.

Angelia Gunasekara was crowned the first ever Miss Sri Lanka New York at the pageant held at The Vanderbilt in South Beach.

The committee decided to hold the event on Staten Island, where there is a large, vibrant Sri Lankan community.

More than 300 attendees came out to support 14 contestants who dazzled at the first-ever Miss Sri Lanka New York beauty pageant.

The organizers said funds raised at the event will go to the national cancer hospital of Sri Lanka, which is currently struggling with equipment and medicine. (Colombo Gazette)



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