Jayathi De Silva was crowned as Miss Universe Sri Lanka 2016 on August 17, 2016. Jayathi De Silva succeeds Miss Universe Sri Lanka 2015, Avanti Marianne and will now represent Sri Lanka in the coming edition of Miss Universe 2016. She won the crown over 10 beautiful young women who competed to wear the coveted crown.
The newly crowned Miss Universe Sri Lanka, Jayathi De Silva is not new to the world of pageant. She was the 1st runner-up of Miss World Sri Lanka 2015. She completed her 1st degree at the age of 19 and has a BSc in Molecular Biology and Forensic Science and an MSc in Cancer Biology. She is also a part-time model who has been featured in Harper’s Bazaar India.