Mar 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Muslims have expressed over a mass rally that will be held by the Buddhist extremist organization Bodu Bala Sena in Kandy on Sunday (March 17).
The rally has raised concerns in Muslim as the organizers have reportedly expressed the notion that the rally will be against Muslims wearing Hijab.
Reportedly the Bodu Bala Sena organization is also preparing to make an important revelation on the issue of Halal Certification at the Kandy rally today.
Bodu Bala Sena has also protested the compromise reached between Muslim and Buddhist religious leaders to suspend the display of Halal label in the packages. The extremists demand the abolition of the whole Halal process which is considered by Muslims as a part of their religion.
According to the 2012 Census Kandy district has 191,199 Sri Lankan Muslims amounting to 14% of the district's population. Around 20,000 Moors and Malays also reside within the municipal limits of Kandy.