British Tourist Confronts Sri Lanka Version of Buddha Tatoo

 

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A British tourist is “shocked and upset” after being deported from Sri Lanka for displaying a Buddha tattoo on his arm, he says.

Antony Ratcliffe, 42, from Nottingham, was turned back at Colombo’s main airport on Friday for allegedly showing a lack of respect for Buddhism.

The authorities are tough on perceived insults to Buddhism – the religion of the island’s majority ethnic Sinhalese.

But Mr Ratcliffe says the “inoffensive” body art was meant as a tribute.

 

 

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