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Wednesday, 15 November 2017 - 16:40
British tourist with Buddha tattoo wins FR case, Rs. 600,000 ordered to be paid as compensation
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A 3-member bench of the Supreme Court today (15) delivered the judgment on a Fundamental Rights petition filed by British tourist Naomi Michelle Coleman, who had a Buddha tattoo on her arm and was arrested at the Bandaranaike International Airport in 2014.
 
Justices Anil Gooneratne, Eva Wanasundera and Nalin Perera delivered the verdict.
 
Accordingly, the state was ordered to pay a compensation of Rs. 500,000 and the 2 policemen who arrested her were asked to pay Rs. 50,000 as compensation.
 
The state was ordered to pay Rs. 200,000 as costs.
 
The British tourist after she was deported from Sri Lanka filed the action in the Supreme Court in Colombo in 2014 seeking Rs. 10 million in compensation from Sri Lanka's police, immigration, and prison authorities.
 
Coleman, a 37-year-old mental health nurse, was arrested shortly after arriving at Sri Lanka's main international airport in April 2014 over the tattoo on her upper right arm, which authorities found offensive.
 
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