Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to

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, India navies discuss maritime security at the 27th IMBL meeting aboard Indian naval ship
-- [9 hours ago]
A 'Bulb for a Bulb'-EFL returns with annual green campaign
Jaffna Police mistook the students for a motorcycle gang and fired - Law and Order Minister
Ceiling on prices of 48 pharmaceutical drugs come into force from today
Sri Lankan President orders independent Inquiry into the Jaffna University students' deaths
Sri Lanka President to visit Iran later this year
Sri Lanka Navy ships leave for training visit to India
Two global yacht and marina construction companies show interest in marine tourism in Sri Lanka
Constitutional Assembly Steering Committee discuss Electoral Reforms, devolution, Executive
Tamil Diaspora organization welcomes UN Special Rapporteur's urgent call for Sri Lanka to set up minority rights mechanism

Copyright © 2000, 2012 by (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of, 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, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.