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British tourist expelled from Sri Lanka for Buddha tattoo

A British tourist was arrested in Sri Lanka on Tuesday, because she had a Buddha tattoo on her arm.

When the woman arrived at the international airport in Colombo, the police saw the image of Buddha and a lotus flower on her arm. The authorities in Sri Lanka saw this tattoo as blasphemy, so the traveller was arrested. She was then immediately brought before a judge, who decided the tourist had to leave the country immediately.

The majority of the population in Sri Lanka is Buddhist. 

Witten by: Flight-Delayed.co.uk

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