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Bodu Bala Sena rejects ACJU proposal
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Rejecting the proposal made by All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama (ACJU) to hand over the Halal certification process to the Government, the Bodu Bala Sena said it did not prove a solution and called complete eradication of the Halal certification from the country.

Speaking at a news conference today Chief Secretary to the Bodu Bala Sena Galagodaatte Gnanasara Thera said taking over the process is not an option because it results in separation between the communities.

“If the government took over the process and continued the certification, it would create further trouble. According to the standard operation procedure for Halal Certification it is not practical to produce Halal and non-halal food in one factory,” the Thera said.

Speaking further the monk opined regarding why it won’t work in practice.

“The entire production should be a Halal affiliated one. Employees can’t interact in between the Halal and non-Halal sections. Production, storage and transportation of Halal and non-Halal products in one factory is prohibited. According to the Islamic law, production of both in the same factory is unacceptable process,” he said.

The outspoken monk further said that since Islam is not the state religion, laws governing Muslims should not be applied to the country.

“Sri Lankan Standards Institution (SLS) only gives a certification based on the chemical compounds of a product. But Halal is based on Islamic laws. Islam is yet not the state religion. Therefore their laws do not apply to ours. In such a situation we can’t allow the government to takeover the certification process,” he added. (Olindhi Jayasundere and Lahiru Pothmulla)

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shihan Wednesday, 27 February 2013 00:00
did anyone ask for your opinion? via DM Android App
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uda balanawa Wednesday, 27 February 2013 00:00
illan kanna yanwoooo! !!!! via DM Android App
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Bell Wednesday, 27 February 2013 00:00
Y this kollaveri??? via DM Android App
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Rajanani Ko Wednesday, 27 February 2013 17:44
This issue and black dress for women making country divided than ever though they lived without this for centuries.
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kay parker Wednesday, 27 February 2013 17:52
yes why use Oil from Iran , buy it from Japan
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united sri lankans Thursday, 28 February 2013 17:57
Why not thailand,tibet or china?
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Tony Montana Wednesday, 27 February 2013 18:05
Why dont you all mind your own bussness.
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limatc Wednesday, 27 February 2013 18:09
IF YOU CANT ACCEPT LET THE 99.99 % PEOPLE ACCEPT , U ACT BASED ON CIAs VOICE , WE ALL KNOW HOW U GET FUNDS TO DESTROY OTHER RELIGIONS , THIS IS OUTSIDE HAND AND HOW MUCH FUNDS YOU BBS RCV , WHERE ARE THE ACCOUNTS .
YOU WAIT AND SEE , VERY SOON , YOU WILL GET A REPLY THAT CANNOT BE ERASED IN THE LIFETIME HISTORY OF THE WORLD . YOUR GENERATIONS WILL CURSE YOU ALL BBS.
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Dreamer Wednesday, 27 February 2013 18:30
What next? Mark my words come Xmas time they will not want to see Xmas trees because this is not a Christian country. So much for wonder of Asia!
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lankan Thursday, 28 February 2013 03:51
Definitely it will happen
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tjeyar Thursday, 28 February 2013 00:00
some organizations like BBS v need to eradicate cultural invasions.so keep going.true Lankans with u. via DM Android App
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tjeyar Thursday, 28 February 2013 00:00
BBS keep going on even if control of halal certification go to GOSL some Muslim ministers like Rizad will put their smelly mouth inside the administration. via DM Android App
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What the **** Thursday, 28 February 2013 03:47
@Limatc, what do you mean by reply that cannot be erased. R u trying bring terrorism into now peaceful srilanka. what have you in your mind that the generations will curse.
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LOKKA Thursday, 28 February 2013 04:04
Bodu Bala Sena's stance is correct. Please ban Halal in Sri Lanka.
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zeereez Thursday, 28 February 2013 04:23
Lokka, what if we Ban "Halal "word and use "Lal". I am sure that will be better
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Alavi Thursday, 28 February 2013 05:43
wonder what milions of buddhist brothers and sisters consuming all over muslim countries!!!
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Shumps Friday, 1 March 2013 06:31
Well said bro..u are more than 100% right!!!!!!
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James Thursday, 28 February 2013 06:05
Another barbarian...
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OMG Thursday, 28 February 2013 05:25
Why is Bodu Bala Sena silent on the resolution in Geneva?
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Preya Thursday, 28 February 2013 05:49
Yes OMG, u r maxa correct
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Alavi Thursday, 28 February 2013 05:45
BBS please make a statement if you are for or against proposed resolution in Geneva!
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Thomas Thursday, 28 February 2013 05:46
Everyone seems to think about their Eating only, please work hard and save this country , without talking about Halal, Religion, Language.
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MM Thursday, 28 February 2013 06:01
Absolutely
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Alavi Thursday, 28 February 2013 05:47
BBS more you talk against harmony in this country, you will get more thumbs down from educated brothers and sisters here!!!
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Jagath Siyabalapitiy Thursday, 28 February 2013 05:51
Being a Buddhist I eat meat and so do my fellow friends.


Presently most of the our monks also consume meat
discreetly . They buy through some one from the
Butcher. This is a utter mockery .
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Ann Thursday, 28 February 2013 06:39
Not to mention travel about in very expensive cars / jeeps (I've seen this with my own eyes)
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onlooker Thursday, 28 February 2013 07:43
Muslims wants to make sure that they eat Halal meat.
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MM Thursday, 28 February 2013 05:54
Don't we avoid alcohol and live for centuries?That's also haram(non-halaal) for Muslims.
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ANTON Thursday, 28 February 2013 06:19
CAN'T YOU GIVE A HALAL CERTIFICATE FOR OUR PARLIAMENTARY SYSTEM
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MM Thursday, 28 February 2013 05:57
God is great. Whatever you do he will take care. We don't bother.We only make prayers.
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AMM Thursday, 28 February 2013 06:03
God is great. Whatever you do he will take care. We don't bother.We only make prayers.
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Concerned Thursday, 28 February 2013 06:34
Father, forgive them (BBS), for they do not know what they are doing. ...
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A Sri Lankan Thursday, 28 February 2013 07:57
“The entire production should be a Halal affiliated one. Employees can’t interact in between the Halal and non-Halal sections. Production, storage and transportation of Halal and non-Halal products in one factory is prohibited. According to the Islamic law, production of both in the same factory is unacceptable process,”
Get your facts right BBS!!The procedure is not as complicated as this...and first please do go and get a proper understanding of how 'permissable' and 'non-permissable' food is classified.
And there are several several other issues troubling our Motherland now.Instead of talking about them now,why are you all so concerned about creating rift between ethnic communities of Lanka??!!
Saddest part,there are few fellow Sri Lankans(mostly youth) who are being carried away by their campaigning,this is utterly depressing.
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Ravi Thursday, 28 February 2013 10:08
There are people like this guys making life out of creating trouble! I have serious doubt of his honesty to his religion and I do not think he is following it well!
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Shumps Friday, 1 March 2013 06:34
Well said!
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desreali Thursday, 28 February 2013 10:35
For the purpose of econmic gains halal should be certified for export, as for the local muslim population ,halal products should have a space in supermarkets for halal goods only.
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NAVAM Thursday, 28 February 2013 10:41
Api nang ona jaravak kanava. apita halal one na.
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John Thursday, 28 February 2013 11:03
Worrying so much about a halaal stamp makes no sense...
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Gemma Thursday, 28 February 2013 11:55
Rajanani Ko - you are sick
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aaa Thursday, 28 February 2013 12:28
Muslim should not worry for BBS action.
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ridi Friday, 8 March 2013 19:25
BBS making UNWANTED PROBLEM IN OURE NATION
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