Mar 06, Colombo: Sri Lanka Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka says that the business community can sue the All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama (ACJU) against issuing of an illegal and unwarranted certificate on food commodities.
The Minister, who is also the layman leader of the Buddhist nationalist party, Jathika Hela Urumaya, said that the party would not take legal action soon against the Jamiyyathul Ulama but would like to give some more time for them to withdraw the Halal certification process.
The Minister also highlighted that the producers have violated the right of the consumers by forcing Halal certificate on them. He said that the Sinhala New Year should be celebrated without Halal products.
He further said that the Jamiyyathul Ulama is violating the Holy Koran by issuing the Halal certificate for money. He said that except Jamiyyathul Ulama of Sri Lanka, the bodies that issue Halal certificates are commercial establishments.