Tattooed British tourist to leave today

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The British tourist, who was arrested and ordered to be deported Court for sporting a tattoo of the Buddha on her arm, is expected to leave the country after being held at the Mirihana Detention camp.
 
Naomi Coleman, a resident of Coventry in England was arrested two days ago and detained at the Mirihana Detention camp.
 
"It was a hellish experience, I was kept with criminals, I am a practicing Buddhist and meditate, I have been to Sri Lanka twice before and to Buddhist country's like Cambodia and Thailand but this is the first time I've ever experienced this sort of treatment or behavior," she told Daily Mirror Online.
 
Tourist Board Officials visited her at the detention camp and informed her that a ticket has been purchased for her return to England. (Hafeel Farisz)
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  • garawi Thursday, 24 April 2014 08:09 AM

    Yes, you are right. Arrivals have gone up by 33% for the first quarter of 2014 !

    garawi Thursday, 24 April 2014 08:11 AM

    Arresting was not necessary but plain refusal to enter would have sufficed! I agree!

    Amila Thursday, 24 April 2014 08:22 AM

    No, this is terror of Buddhism prevail in our country.

    gayani Friday, 25 April 2014 01:05 PM

    First thanks to all who commented, I think we have mix up personal thgs with social , we should have look it at diffrent angle cz most of europeans and rest of the world have a tatoo cz they like it so much, it means to them lot , unlike srilankans ll have a tatoo cz somone got it or its cool to have a tatoo, thtz our culture not their :(

    ghi Thursday, 24 April 2014 04:40 PM

    Wonder of asia

    ghi Thursday, 24 April 2014 04:40 PM

    Wonder of asia

    naleer Thursday, 24 April 2014 04:51 PM

    brief should in the heart not in hand via DM Android App

    Siribiris Friday, 25 April 2014 07:48 AM

    What would happen if all the tourist tattooed Load Buddha.

    bandarage saman Thursday, 24 April 2014 11:40 AM

    MAY BE THE TOURIST BOARD CHAIRMAN HAVE PURCHASED HER RETURN TICKET WITH HIS OWN FUNDS !!

    sobers Thursday, 24 April 2014 07:03 AM

    This is bad for tourism. The issue could have been handled more diplomatically. Also, foreign missions should be notified that sri lanka doesn't entertain such tourists. The image created overseas on this issue doesn't augur well for sri lanka.

    Fanam Thursday, 24 April 2014 07:08 AM

    I feel ashamed of what happened this tourist. A practicing woman with a tattoo on hand is something we should have admired instead of punishing. Very bad approach and punishment. If something like this happens to me in another country, I would never visit that place again.

    Cassandra Thursday, 24 April 2014 07:16 AM

    Another amazing day in Sri Lanka... I bet People would be queuing to board flights to Sri Lanka.

    Positron Thursday, 24 April 2014 07:25 AM

    Ms. Naomi Coleman, my heartfelt apologies to you. This is not Buddhism, this "Sinhala Buddhism" unique to Sri Lanka.

    - May the triple gem bless you


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