Government declines taking over Halal Certification

Thursday, 28 February 2013 - 19:16


Cabinet media spokesperson Minister Keheliya Rambukwella states that the government is not prepared to take over the responsibility of issuing Halal certification.


Responding to a question raised by a journalist during the cabinet decision media briefing, Minister Rambukwella stated that it is not wise for a government to intervene regarding activities that are connected to a religion.




Our news team inquired from the assistant manager of the All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama association's Halal certification division, Nafeez Nizam regarding this and he stated that although the government has not accepted the responsibility to issue Halal certifications, the government still needs to intervene to provide a solution to the issue.