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Sri Lanka deporting British tourist with Buddha tattoo; police say she hurt religious feelings

Sri Lankan authorities will deport a British tourist for having an image of Buddha tattooed on her arm, an official said Wednesday.

Police spokesman Ajith Rohana said Naomi Coleman was detained at Colombo’s airport after she arrived from India on Monday when authorities spotted the tattoo of Buddha seated on a lotus flower. 138 more words


Colombo Calling

On a short trip to Sri Lanka and what a change – ten degrees cooler and more rain in ten minutes today than I’ve seen in the whole of the last six months. 16 more words

Enjoy Whale Watching with Sri Lanka Vacation Tours

The island nation of Sri Lanka in Indian Ocean is located off the southern tip of India in South Asia. It lies in the Indomalaya ecozone and is among the 25 top biodiversity spots of the world. 299 more words

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At Sea

I was awakened by light streaming through our port hole and looked down from my top bunk to Anne in the bunk below and Bess in the cot beside her: a cosy threesome, with a fourth family member just becoming apparent. 1,708 more words

Escapades in Sri Lanka: Day 9 and 10

The impressive interiors of an old temple in Weligama.

The stilt fishermen are a symbol of the Southern Province of Sri Lanka, and I was lucky to catch them with a beautiful sunset. 168 more words


Sri Lanka, every holiday seeker’s cup of tea

Tucked away at the bottom of India and surrounded by the Indian Ocean, the island of Sri Lanka is a haven for wildlife, filled with solitary beaches and snorkelling opportunities, plates of spicy curries, bustling cities and temples galore. 1,128 more words

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