Sri Lanka has denied entry to a British tourist sporting a Buddha tattoo on his arm because he showed disrespect to Buddhism.
The unnamed Briton was turned back at Bandaranaike Airport on Friday.
"When questioned about the tattoo, he spoke very disrespectfully about Buddhism,"an immigration official said.
"If he expressed such views after entering the country, it would have been a threat to his own safety." An airport official confirmed the report, but declined to give details.
Update: There's an interview wth the tourist, Antony Ratcliffe, 42, from Nottingham, here.