During the last two decades, Buddhist political activists in Sri Lanka have been at the forefront of political controversies, creating a hostile environment towards several minority groups –Tamils, Christians or Muslims. Yet, in an environment ripe with indignation, and with the possibility for legal action, blasphemy controversies are rare in Sri Lanka and usually directed at foreign tourists. Analysing these cases gives us a broader scope of how the politics of offense can be seen within the wider realm of the economy of indignation in Sri Lanka.