Halal separation not practical: JHU

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While commending the statement made by the All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama (ACJU) to separate Halal and non Halal certificated goods, the Jathika Hela Urumaya today said such a separation would not work in practice.

Pointing out the facts in the standard operation procedure for Halal Certification published for the Product Sector, JHU General Secretary and Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka told a news conference that ACJU guideline showed whole procedure of Halal certification should not blend together with any of the other non Halal items.

“According to their standards for creating Halal food, the ingredients should be Halal. Handling, process, transportation, machineries, equipment and storage all should be done separately. Even the workers in a non Halal section of a factory can’t interact with the Halal section. And the two products should come in different colours,” the minister said.“Their statement is not as innocent as it seems.

The guideline says it all. We do not want a separation in society.”  (Jayashika Pathmasiri and Lahiru Pothmulla)




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  • R.R Saturday, 23 February 2013 12:00 AM

    This guy is just trying to fuel racial hatred via DM iPad app

    Heman Saturday, 23 February 2013 06:50 AM

    This idiotic racist will even eat human flesh. his intention clearly indicates.

    Rahula Saturday, 23 February 2013 07:10 AM

    Champa, What u couldn't acheive as Energy Misinister, U think u can achive this way! it is easy. U gave your sisters and daughters to ambayas and now you are chasing them!

    MIIM Saturday, 23 February 2013 07:11 AM

    people are facing much hard ship in srilanka.these fools can't speak about this?is halal the burning issue of srilanka now?

    shihan Friday, 22 February 2013 12:00 AM

    now what else do they want? for us to eat haram? sorry that is unacceptable too. via DM Android App

    BADA-YATA-GEMMBA Sunday, 24 February 2013 05:49 PM

    What do you mean by "FALSE FACTS"??/
    A CONTRADICTION IN TREMS!!!!!!
    If it is "FALSE" it cannot be "FACT""

    BADA-YATA-GEMMBA Sunday, 24 February 2013 05:57 PM

    " A PARLIAMENT OF BABOONS"
    SORRY BABOONS!!!

    Rohan Monday, 25 February 2013 12:00 AM

    Muslims never went hungry in last centuries since sri Lankans gave them salvation. they ate everything we ate. Now what is this nonsense. They can eat the same thing they ate for hundreds of years in sri Lanka. Why now we need Halal? what has been changed in food preparation in Sri Lanka in last decade? via DM Android App

    Bavana John Sunday, 24 February 2013 06:51 PM

    Soon these politicians will make that.

    raa one Saturday, 23 February 2013 12:00 AM

    Joker, We found a solution for the problem, but you moron finding problem in the solution. Are you born to do this? Do not spoil the dignity of budisom. via DM Android App

    NationBoy Saturday, 23 February 2013 08:03 AM

    You and other racists do not realise negative effects of the anti-Muslim campaign which is conducted under auspices of GOSL. Sadly you are passing to the next generations. Do you claim this your patriotism by these acts. Please stop these nonsense.
    Soon this issue will be internationalised. People loosing patience on the ignorance of the GOSL.

    sageeth Friday, 22 February 2013 12:00 AM

    well said sir via DM Android App

    Fayaz Saturday, 23 February 2013 08:27 AM

    If sorting our Halal and Haram was that easy muslims would have complained it before anyone else could have to the grand mosque and muslim religious leaders. The meat can be halal but the ingredients included to prepare it may contain some non halal additions in it. Even water can be halal but the preservatives included can contain some haram additions in it. I hope u understand this brother.

    widya Saturday, 23 February 2013 12:00 AM

    these ppl are still remember that they have been selected by Sinhalese. via DM Android App

    Muhammad Friday, 22 February 2013 12:00 AM

    if the proposal is not practical let the consumers to decide. via DM Android App

    edward Sunday, 24 February 2013 07:06 AM

    Why we need a certificates for dead animals meat ? its a sin to kill n eat flesh ..God do not forgive for this as he Created all for living

    Vishali Saturday, 23 February 2013 08:41 AM

    If we arouse the anger of sheikdoms, we would be affected,In no time, these countries will expel non Muslims. Or may ask the workers to enter thier countries with a Musliom name When President visited Jaffna to open the new power station, he did not like to accompany him . So, he demoted him. Due to this he is fuming

    manpei Monday, 25 February 2013 01:22 AM

    Can't agree. Our biggest issue is racism

    Nodrog Saturday, 23 February 2013 12:36 AM

    Why all this halalbaloo? After the 30yr terrorist war are we looking for a religious war?

    minhaj Saturday, 23 February 2013 12:00 AM

    we r pray for champika to be a gud boy may Allah bless him via DM Android App

    apsal Saturday, 23 February 2013 12:00 AM

    the crackheads are like this. via DM Android App

    Monsoor Monday, 25 February 2013 12:00 AM

    The manufacturers are the people to decide if such a procedure is feasible for them giving due consideration for retaining the export market. Why be so stubborn? Why poke your nose into something which doesn't concern you? Let the manufacturers and the concerned people decide for themselves. Others dont have to comment about the practical side of this issue! via DM Android App

    Taji Saturday, 23 February 2013 12:48 AM

    This is the guy behind the game with Norway funding. If your objective is proble, then the solutions are not solutions for you.

    Ranjit Serasinghe Saturday, 23 February 2013 01:04 AM

    Labelling of food on religious grounds should be banned. The Muslims in SL ate meat all this time without a label. Why now?
    Ranjit

    fareed Saturday, 23 February 2013 12:00 AM

    every thing is possible if you think only on building nation and multicultural society. you have to learn from successful countries: via DM Android App

    k Sunday, 24 February 2013 07:50 AM

    nice to see the comments....March voting would be more interesting...Day will come when sinhala themselves would create tamil eelam!

    WAIROOSHI Saturday, 23 February 2013 01:09 AM

    DO NOT DISTORT MINISTER! THIS IS NOT POLITICS

    Fatima Friday, 22 February 2013 12:00 AM

    so what. Muslim wants to eat non halal. via DM Android App

    Ahamed Friday, 22 February 2013 12:00 AM

    wat nonsense?? no one said that employees cant interact... this is false facts.. via DM Android App

    YOU AND ME Friday, 22 February 2013 12:56 PM

    no one care about you

    roger Saturday, 23 February 2013 09:11 AM

    ITS THE MUSLIMS CAUSING PROBLEMS HERE IN SRI LANKA TRYING TO SEPARATE THEM SELVES FROM OTHERS, SRI LANKA IS A BUDDHIST COUNTRY AND WE SHOULDN'T HAVE TO PUT UP WITH THIS UNNECASSARY ISSUE, I DON'T KNOW ANY WHERE IN THE WORLD WHERE OTHER RELIGIONS ARE TRYING TO IMPOSE THEIR PRACTISES ON OTHERES TO CAUSE INCONVINIENCE TO THE MAJORITY.

    Mohamed Monday, 25 February 2013 12:00 AM

    TO MY UNDERSTANDING CHAMPIKA N ALL WANT TO PUT SAND ON SINHSLESE HEADS
    LET ALL WHO HATE HALAAL REJECT N BOYCOT
    THEN INSTEAD OF SINHALESE ORGANISATION MUSLIM BUSINESSES WILL COME UP WITH HALAAL,
    THEN SRILANKAN COMMUNITY WILL BE DEVIDED, MUSLIMS WILL BUY HALAAL AND NON MUSLIMS WILL BUY NON HALAAL
    IF THIS HAS TO BE HAPPENED, THERE IS NO OBJECTION IN MUSLIMS
    JUST NON MUSLIM BUSINESSES WILL LOSE MUSLIM CONSUMERS, THATS ALL
    SRILANKA JAMIYATHUL ULAMA OR ANY MUSLIMS DOESNT WANT THIS TO HAPPEN, TO DEVIDE THE SOCIETY,
    ITS UP TO YOU ALL TO DECIDE, via DM Android App

    Mohamed Mohideen, Sunday, 24 February 2013 08:26 AM

    bulls in China shop

    dani Monday, 25 February 2013 02:58 AM

    u r rascist

    Saman Saturday, 23 February 2013 01:26 AM

    These men have enjoyed SOOKARA MAJJAWA . Having felt the taste of it they want it in large quantity. Halal certification became a problem and now trying to use it as an issue to communalize and instigate the people and drive towards terrorism. Should we allow this to happen. The real power behind the wave of anti-Muslims is thus exposed.

    True lankan Saturday, 23 February 2013 09:18 AM

    you r a real racist

    BeingHuman Saturday, 23 February 2013 09:20 AM

    Wadurata Deli pihiya Dunnama Champaka Ramanayaka Wenawa..

    Mohamed Saturday, 23 February 2013 09:21 AM

    Hon. Minister,
    Would you mind proposing the pragmatic solution for this? All what you can say is that just to abolish it without even knowing the real meaning and purpose of "Halal"!!!
    Companies whichever would like to go with Halal Certification should have their free will to do so and what made the Hon. Minister to worry about???
    Muslims have been living in Sri Lanka for more that (100) decades now and have got nowhere else other than Sri Lanka as their motherland. Are you a real Buddhist who applies all your deeds in accordance to your believes? Does Buddhism teaches you about the hatred of other religions and where does it say so??? You seems to be not a Buddhist, you are Zionist!!!

    harindra Sunday, 24 February 2013 12:00 AM

    its an economic war of a few being projected as a religious divide, pls mr minister my best buddies are tamils and muslims and i dont want narrow minded leaders like you to deciede for a powerless citizen like me. via DM Android App

    lankan Friday, 22 February 2013 12:00 AM

    Campika mahaththayo.... obathumanla monawada balaporoththu wenne? Do you all want surpress our brother communities and make a mayhem out of it for the entire county? Earlier you all said you dont have any issues in Muslims eating halal and now suddenly when they came down a step you guys go after it try to create more problems! Are you all real sri lankans? or working for agents for some financial benefits? via DM Android App

    lovesri Friday, 22 February 2013 01:12 PM

    What's done in the dark comes to light.

    lankansri Saturday, 23 February 2013 05:35 PM

    The ACJU should think of an appropriate SINHALA word instead of Arabic HALAL and give it a local flavor, so that the Sinhala brothers need not fear that it is some form of alien invasion.

    psy Friday, 22 February 2013 12:00 AM

    i too believe that it is not practical... via DM Android App

    ansar Saturday, 23 February 2013 09:33 AM

    Its true, We ate beef without halal lable before, Now we cant buy or eat meat without halal lable as the NON MUSLIMS are also selling beef.
    a lankan

    Mr.Bean Saturday, 23 February 2013 06:24 PM

    Who let the dogs out.......Remember what Sir.John Kotalawela said to SWRD Bandaranaike..........Rooster coming home to lay eggs.

    sobers Saturday, 23 February 2013 09:40 AM

    Halal certification not required in srilanka, If any wants pure halal food they can properly import by paying all taxes and eat. leave the public to decide. When vegetarians are eating only vegetarian meals. let any one wanting their food eat it accordingly. Do not make this a big issue, lots of other burning issues are yet to be solved.

    Andromeda Sunday, 24 February 2013 10:19 AM

    Teachings of the Lord Buddha - Ahimsa - Non Violence
    Among the teachings of the Lord Buddha to the world, the foremost was "Ahimsa" (not causing harm to anyone). Non-violence has to be practised with purity of mind, tongue, and body. No one should be harmed even by speech. All actions should be helpful to others.
    One should strive to see only that which is sacred and pure. Evil scenes give rise to evil thoughts. He realized that spiritual understanding can only come from mastery of the senses. The tongue has not to be used for causing displeasure to others. Nor is it to be used for indulging in falsehood. the tongue has been given to man to speak the truth.

    Could the Hon Minister explain how he is "save" Buddhism by subverting its basic principles?

    Srilankan Moor Sunday, 24 February 2013 12:00 AM

    DM. please publish this.
    I'm happy to see after reading all the comments so far that the racism in Sri Lanka is just a small minority. but unfortunately the majority's voice is deafned by the racists yet I feel not all is lost. via DM Android App

    Don Don Q Friday, 22 February 2013 12:00 AM

    Oh god...your kidding right??? So its cofirmed. We do have a bunch of racist fools in our parliament.. via DM Android App

    srilankan Saturday, 23 February 2013 02:02 AM

    do not create another blood shed in this country .

    xlntgson Saturday, 23 February 2013 10:09 AM

    Import meat? What will happen to local animal husbandry?

    lappi Friday, 22 February 2013 12:00 AM

    that's what we say we don't want a separation can't you spend some cents because of muslims your blood relatives and have halal food. we as muslims pay lots of taxes to the government do we get the benefits as minorities you guys getting all the benifits are we shouting about it. For god sake don't creat unnecessary problems to gain political benifits. via DM Android App

    jacob Friday, 22 February 2013 12:00 AM

    ur a racist. via DM Android App

    Sameera Saturday, 23 February 2013 12:00 AM

    Let only the exported products to hold the Halal certification. our dearest Muslim brothers & sisters will definitely bare with us the unlabeled products as they did in the past which never was an issue. These ill-minded NGOs & Materialists only create problems to peace & harmony of our country. via DM Android App

    Halaldeen Friday, 22 February 2013 12:00 AM

    Please focus on incest child abuse drug abuse white van menace rape bribery corruption nepotism cronism under world and somany other vices that eat away the country. Leave Muslims alone. They will look after their own affairs. Halal is not meant for you. Muslims could live succesfully even without any Halal Certificate via DM Android App

    MountainLion Saturday, 23 February 2013 02:24 AM

    Your are part of a government where the justice is also "Halal". Go and tell this to your Maharaja.

    Lankan Saturday, 23 February 2013 10:49 PM

    Good On you Very True

    wise Saturday, 23 February 2013 02:32 AM

    Champika n others do not realise the value of PEACE achieved by the nations Leader MR n defence force,likely this issue is carried out by these racists for some financial benefits from abroad.

    Mushi Friday, 22 February 2013 12:00 AM

    Halal is halal.Haram is haram. All muslims know this and shoud be able sort out themselves rather than depending on certificates issued even for water which is normally halal without need for certificate. via DM Android App

    FLOWER Monday, 25 February 2013 05:21 AM

    HON. MINISTRE CONCENTRATE YOUR MINISTRY AND TRY TO DO SOMETHING TO POOR PEOPLE. BECOUSE OF UR FOOLISHED DICISSION BILLIONS LOST TO CEB. DO SOMETHING STOP CURROPTION THIS ALL MONEYS INNECENT PUPLIC"S, RELIGIONS IS CREATE GOOD HUMAN BEEN. I HAVE ONE QUESTION R U WHICH MINISTRE

    tjeyar Friday, 22 February 2013 12:00 AM

    well said sir via DM Android App

    Martin Milton Sunday, 24 February 2013 01:24 AM

    Only those with subversive fundamentalist mindsets will not agree with the Minister's words. I for one totally agree. MM

    malin Sunday, 24 February 2013 02:06 AM

    Why cannot we have delicious Bacon Pizza at Pizzahut or Dominos..... aren't it denying 9`% of the people their basic right ?

    Sri Lankan Citizen Saturday, 23 February 2013 12:00 AM

    halal means permissible. before halall consumers use to decide themselves. but some halal consumers were mislead by wrong halal laabels on products. so halal certification makes it easy for a halall consumer to buy the product direct without hesitation even if they are a local or tourist or for export purpose. any one can consume halal. its just certifiying the process. theres no need to fight over this. life is short. live happy with peace and help to build a better sri lanka. via DM Android App

    malin Sunday, 24 February 2013 02:10 AM

    Are you a real Sri Lankan who supports banning of pork in all Halal restaurants ?


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