Shyama Dahanayake is the new Miss Sri Lanka Earth 2017! She was crowned during the grand finale held last August 13 at Citrus Waskaduwa, a resort about an hour drive from the capital city of Colombo. In the same contest, Dilrukshi Weeraperuma finished as the first runner-up while Chalani Shehani was named second runner-up.
The grand finale was graced by Stephanie de Zorzi of Venezuela who is the reigning Miss Earth-Water. Prior to the finals, Stephanie promoted various environmental advocacies in the country and led a tree-planting activity as part of the One Million Trees project in Pamunugama.
Sri Lanka first joined Miss Earth in 2011. No Sri Lankan beauty queen has ever made it to the semis.