Sri Lanka refuses entry to British tourist with Buddha tattoo

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    Sri Lankan immigration authorities have deported a British national who had arrived on holiday to the island.

    The Briton, who arrived here yesterday, was quizzed by the authorities at Bandaranaike International Airport as he had images of Buddha tattooed all over his body. The Briton explained that it was his free personal choice.

    The act was deemed offensive to the majority Sinhalese community, who constitute 74 per cent of Lanka's population.

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