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Tourist gets arrested due to Buddha tattoo

  • A British woman recently learned that it's not the best idea to travel to Sri Lanka if your Buddha tattoo is visible. Naomi Michelle Coleman was arrested when she arrived at Sri Lanka from India and the judge ordered the 37-year-old to be deported. 

    AFP notes that the tattoo is visible on her right arm and shows Buddha on a lotus. A police spokesman mentioned that Coleman was detained since she hurt people's religious feelings, considering that the region has a Buddhist majority. 

    The same thing was experienced by another tourist last year. 

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