Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Buddhist movement in Sri Lanka to take legal action against Muslim organization over issuing halal certificates
Wed, Feb 13, 2013, 10:05 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 13, Colombo: Bodu Bala Sena (Buddhist Power Force), a controversial Buddhist activist group in Sri Lanka, reportedly plans to take legal action against the Muslim clerics' organization , All Ceylon Jamiyaathul Ulama (ACJU) over issuing halal certificates.

A local media report said the General Secretary of Bodu Bala Sena, Ven. Galagodatte Gnanasara Thero has alleged that local businesses are being forced to pay for the halal certificate.

He has complianed that there was no knowledge on how or who had given the mandate to the ACJU to issue halal certificates at a price and that an investigation needed to be held into the matter.

According to Ven. Gnanasara Thero, a meeting had recently been convened by the Defence Ministry to discuss the tense situation that arose in the country following protests over the issuing of halal certificates.

Both the government and the ACJU stressed that obtaining the Halal Certificate needed to certify that certain foods are prepared according to Islamic law is purely voluntary.

Products that are exported to most Middle Eastern countries and South East Asian Countries require Halal certification.

** Related Story :: Sri Lankan government says obtaining Halal certification is voluntary



ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka's coal power plant down again
-- [21 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka's demining process 98% complete - Army
-- [47 minutes ago]
Pakistan Air Force chief arrives in Sri Lanka
-- [1 hour and 19 minutes ago]
International rights groups urge protection for Sri Lanka war crime witnesses at UN probe
-- [2 hours ago]
Colombo's first Seychelles forum attracts Sri Lankan businesses
Sri Lanka main ruling party denies any connection to attacks on opposition political party offices
Sri Lanka police opens new station in Nilaveli
External Affairs Minister reviews progress of Sri Lankan missions in Europe
India-assisted industrial park in former Sri Lanka war zone to attract potential local and foreign investors
India funded development projects worth Rs. 365 million inaugurated in Northern Sri Lanka

Copyright © 2000, 2012 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.