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::

* Muslim clerics' organization in Sri Lanka criticizes Halal certificate issuing body
Thu, Feb 14, 2013, 11:11 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 14, Colombo: Another organization of Muslim clerics in Sri Lanka has come forward to criticize the organization of Muslim clerics issuing Halal certificates to businesses in the island. (ACJU).

Sri Lanka Jamiyaathul Ulama (SLJU) organization has criticized the All Ceylon Jamiyaathul Ulama (ACJU) organization as a corrupt body.

Mohammed Aiyaz, the media spokesman of the SLJU says that the ACJU organization should reveal the accounts of the organization without creating conflicts among religions.

He further charged that ACJU has become politicized and demanded a government body to regulate the issuing of Halal certificates.

A Buddhist activist group also has complained that there was no knowledge on how or who had given the mandate to ACJU to issue Halal certificates at a price and called for an investigation into the matter.

The ACJU earlier said obtaining the Halal certificate for businesses is purely voluntary and the Ulama is only charging the cost of producing certificates.

** Related Story :: Halal certificate not forced, says Sri Lanka Muslim clerics\' organization



ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka aiming for US$ 3 billion rubber industry next decade
-- [14 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka main opposition party reinstates quarrelsome MP
-- [52 minutes ago]
Tamil Nadu demands Sri Lanka to immediately release fishermen's boats
-- [1 hour and 47 minutes ago]
Investment from Europe accounted for 20% of Sri Lanka's FDI last year
Sri Lankan Minister to speak on reconciliation in Houston
Sri Lankan court extends order suspending deportation of Pakistani refugees
Central Bank of Sri Lanka approves 29 consolidation plans of financial institutions
MP of Sri Lanka main opposition threatens to cross over to government
Sri Lankan court issues injunction against health workers' strike
Pakistan, Sri Lanka agree to enhance defense cooperation

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.