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Sri Lankan Miss World Contestants (1953 – 1973)

December 21, 2010 in Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka Models

Miss world history goes back to year 1951. The competition was the first Miss World pageant, introduced as a part of the Festival of Britain celebrations. Since 1953 Sri Lanka has participated the competition (Ceylon until 1971). Here is the list of beautiful Miss Sri Lankan who took part of the glamorous event.

1953 – Manel Illangkoon

Manel Illangakoon is the first contestant to represent Sri Lanka (Known as Ceylon). She became the third runner up out of 15 countries.

1953 Manel Illangkoon 2 Miss Sri Lanka 1953

1954 – Jeannette de Jonk

Jeannette De Jonk from Ceylon is the first one in the top row from left.

Contestants in the Miss World Pageant 1954 Jeannette de Jonk  Swimsuit

1955 – Viola Sita Gunarate

Miss World_1955

Miss Ceylon 1955 is the third from the left in the bottom row.

1956 -1962 Ceylon did not participate for Miss World Competition.

1963 – Jennifer Ann Fonseka

1963 Jennifer Anne Fonseka

Bottom Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Ceylon, Colombia, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Iceland, Ireland & Israel

1964 – Marina Dellerene Swan

1964 Group Marina Dellerene Swan

Bottom Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Ceylon, Colombia, Denmark, Ecuador, Finland, France, Free China, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Holland, Honduras, Iceland & Ireland

1965 – ShirleneMinerva de Silva

1965 Group ShirleneMinerva de Silva

Front Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Ceylon, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Denmark, Ecuador, Finland, Gambia, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Holland, Honduras, Iceland, Ireland & Israel

1966 – Priscilla Martensyn

1966 Priscilla Martensyn

Bottom Aruba, Bahamas, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Ceylon, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Finland, France, Gambia, Germany & Gibraltar.

1967 – Therese Fernando

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1968 – Nilanthie Wijesinghe

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1969 – Ceylon did not participate for Miss World Competition.

1970 – Yolanda Shahzali Ahlip

She came through to Semi Final Round.

1970-group
Bottom Africa South, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Ceylon, Colombia, Cyprus, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Finland, France, Gambia, Germany & Gibraltar
1971 – Gail Abayasinghe

1971 Gail Abayasinghe

Bottom Africa South, Argentina, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Ceylon, Cyprus, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Finland, Germany & Gibraltar

1972 – Ceylon did not participate the Miss World Competition

1973 – Shiranthi Rajapaksa

1973-Shiranthi Rajapaksajpg

Top Norway, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Seychelles, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, U.S.A., Venezuela & Yugoslavia

1974 – Vinodini Roshanara Jayskera

World_1974-Vinodini Roshanara Jayskera

Top Philippines, Puerto Rico, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom, U.S.A., Venezuela, Yugoslavia & Zambia

ii Lanka will continue the list of pretty Sri Lankan girls who participate Miss World contest