Yikes! I have to say it. It was bad and I felt embarrassed. I so wanted to like Miss Sri Lanka (being my ancestral country of origin and all), but just watch for yourself. The sound effects at the end particularly baffle me. Is that how cows and sheep sound in Sri Lanka? Ishanka is entertaining though, as I certainly was not bored watching this. Maybe she should not have spoken in English if she was not totally comfortable with the language. I think she probably didn’t receive much prep for the event. Sri Lanka did not take part the year before and the country is just recovering from years of civil war.
Some Sri Lankans are expressing their embarrassment on a forum and that’s where I got a translation and understood what Ishanka was saying in response to the second question. She’s actually saying, “My brother gave me denim jeans. I like it. It’s very sweet.” Gosh! She makes denim jeans sound like a rarity in Sri Lanka and the people on the forum beg to differ. She is like Sri Lanka’s version of Ris Low. Maybe she will get fame from this.
Please share your thoughts. Am I being too mean?