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Tuesday, 07 January 2014 - 19:27
Video : Ban Jamiyyathul Ulama along with Halal - says Bodhu Bala Sena
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The Bodu Bala Sena Organization stated that the All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama Council should be banned.

The All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama Council announced yesterday that the authority to issue Halal Certification was transferred to a private company

The Halal certification was issued by the All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama Organization until the transfer of authority as of the 1st of January.

Media spokesman of the Council Aslam Subair said the new measures were taken after the public demand that the issuance of such certificates should be included in an independent and national program.

However addressing a media briefing held in Colombo today, Bodu Bala Sena Secretary Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thera said not only the Ulama Council but the Halal certification in its self should be banned in Sri Lanka.

However the Muslim Surah Council stated that the issuance of Halal certification by a private company cannot be accepted.

Meanwhile Sri Lankan Standards Institute Director General Dr. Lalith Senaweera told our news team that his institute was the sole authority to issue food and other product certification in Sri Lanka.

He also said that Halal certification is issued by a separate institution and it has no connection whatsoever to the Sri Lanka Standards Institute.

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