Miss Congeniality 2018
Miss Universe Sri Lanka 2018, Ornella Gunesekere
Ornella Gunesekere believes that we need to work on ourselves because our strengths are our greatest assets. She describes herself as a persevering woman who is always open to new experiences. She has a degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management and finds joy in the service industry. Over the past ten years, she has ensured that social volunteerism has been a regular part of her life and encourages those who have the power to help to make it their responsibility to help - even in the smallest ways. Ornella believes that in order to get to the rainbow, you've got to be willing to put up with the rain. Though she does not claim to be a magician, she does have a few tricks up her sleeve. She believes that being relatable is the greatest quality that enables others to open up and look to her for strength. She has used her adversity positively to encourage others as she was someone who faced paralysis and overcame it. She understands the beauty of being able to live out a dream and her greatest joy comes from seeing others live out their full potential.