The Government of Sri Lanka , Tuesday ( 04/22/2014 ) , ordered to deport a British travelers because it has a tattoo of Buddha on his arm .
Naomi Michelle Coleman arrived from India on Monday ( 4/21/2014 ) before being arrested at the airport after immigration officers see the Buddha and lotus flower tattoo on her right arm . He was detained by immigration until he was finally deported .
Buddha image is very sensitive in Sri Lanka , and the government will take strong action to something that is considered an insult to the Buddha , religious ethnic Sinhalese majority .
March 2013 another British tourist barred from Colombo international airport because the immigration officer said he responded with disrespect Buddha when asked about the tattoo on his arm .
In 2012 , three French tourists who were sentenced to imprisonment suspended for kissing a statue of Buddha .
The British government warned the tourists who want to visit Sri Lanka on issues of sensitivity and Buddhism tells visitors not to take photos in front of the statue of Buddha .
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In recent years a number of monks belonging to the Buddhist hardliners leading the attacks against Muslims and Christians , raising concerns among religious minorities in Sri Lanka .