The JHU alleges the annual animal sacrifice carried out at the Munneshwaram Sri Bhadrakali Kovil in Chilaw is a fraudulent business that is carried out in the form of religion.
Speaking at a press conference held in Colombo today leader of the JHU Venerable Omalpe Sobhitha Thero stated that laws need to be formulated soon to prevent such activities.
The annual animal sacrifice at the Kovil was first brought to public attention by the Minister of Public Relations Mervin Silva where the minister urged the public to refrain from taking part in the sacrifices.
Meanwhile the incumbent priest of the Munneshwaram Sri Bhadrakali Kovil Kalimuttu Sivapada stated that he had received death threats from Minister Mervin Silva.
However, Minister Mervin Silva stated that he will not allow the sacrifice to take place under any circumstance.