Deported for a tattoo!
A British tourist in Sri Lanka is currently being held in a detention centre ahead of deportation, because of a Buddha tattoo her arm which police said could cause religious offence.
Sri Lankan police said Naomi Michelle Coleman, 37, was arrested at Bandaranaike International Airport in the capital, Colombo, after she arrived from India.
A police spokesman said she was arrested for “hurting others' religious feelings” after the tattoo of a Buddha seated on a lotus flower was spotted on her right arm.
Buddhism is the religion of the country's majority ethnic Sinhalese and Buddhist tattoos are seen as culturally insensitive.
After her arrest Coleman appeared before a magistrate who ordered her deportation.