17 May, 2022


BBS – Back On The Road With Anti-Halal Campaign Again

The Bodu Bala Sena which retreated into the shadows in the wake of high level visits by UN officials and the Government’s touch and go situation with regard to the hosting of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meet, is back on the road again pledging to recommence it’s anti-Halal agitation that resulted in widespread Islamophobia and violence against the Muslim minority community the first time it unfolded in January this year.

The Bodu Bala Sena ‘motorcade’ set off from Kirulapone this morning, heading off to the hill capital of Kandy, where the hardline group will seek the blessings of the Sacred Tooth relic with a special Adishtana Pooja in front of the historic temple this afternoon before it restarts its campaign to rid the country of what it calls the ‘Halal menace’.

As the motorcade makes its way to Kandy, the BBS will stop at Kegalle, a multi-ethnic District with a significant Muslim population for a major rally at which it is expected to rake up anti-minority slogans and hate speech against the Muslim community.

However despite the group’s grand relaunching of its anti-Halal agitation, the campaign is unlikely to make waves until CHOGM is concluded in Colombo in mid November, sources told Colombo Telegraph.


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    The shameless Gnanasara Ganinnaanse leading the bandwagon. At whose behest? All this is done just to divert the public attention from the Casino Bill.

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    How did that fat yellow dude put on so much of weight? Was after eating halal food ?

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      Harak Mas is good for the man. He is “a if you give me I will eat it (thunoth kanuwa)” buddhist priest. Eats anything, fornicates, spews hatred and pretends to the a Buddhist priest. If not for them, the likes of MR and Gota cannot survive in power. How come the man is so black? Is he an African or an Aryan?

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    Someone mentioned about the SWORD in the Sri Lankan flag.It has been mentioned that the Saudi Flag also has a SWORD.
    Well then what are we going to do about this.
    Why a Sword.What was the thought at the time someone designed our FLAG.

    What does the SWORD depict.
    Why a SWORD.

    Can a Lion hold a SWORD.
    The Lions attack instrument is its vicious nailed PAWS.
    So why a SWORD?

    The colors chosen was to depict Budhism.Unfornately the SWORD THE LION HOLDS LOOKS LIKE A THREAT.

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      Hannah, Enna Kalabole. If a lion can mate with Kuveni, why cannot it hold a sword or anything else as large.

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    SL is going to end up being a nation of drunkards, gamblers, prostitutions, robbers, bribe-takers, high cost of living, debtors, etc. and all what BBS can talk about is Anti-Halal.

    Get a real job, you stupid!

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    Kabaragoya-Thanks for the reminder- forgot that.

    All this is becoming a Periya Karachal. Running from one point to another.Thank god they are not running with a large sword.

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    The agitation against slaughter especially cattle and ‘halal, branding is fair enough. But who are the main sellers of cattle to the slaughter house ? Don’t the majority of them consist of Sinhala Buddhists ?

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    The Anti-Halal fiasco
    Some racist elements of Sri Lankan Buddhist such as Bodu Bala Sena recommence their propaganda against halal. Their objective is to root it out entirely from the country for reason unknown, the reason known to them has gone to the extent to highlight “ The Bodu Bala Sena believes its anti-Halal agitation is far more important than taking up the Government’s move to create casino zones in the capital Colombo, the group’s Chief Executive Officer Dilanthe Withanage told Colombo Telegraph.” (Published in Colombo Telegraph on October 22, 2013) . Such claims speaks for itself who is behind this fools play.

    Let’s examine Halal issue in detail and the truth behind the claims.

    1.Increasing cost and customer has to bear the cost.
    An absurd claim placed by racists is, halal increases selling price of the product. It might affect a cost a little but will it affect the selling price? This is the place racist elements need some education on the subject. Selling price having two elements,

    II.Profit margin.
    where; price = cost + profit margin

    In a free market economy, price of a product is determined by the demand and supply, at a particular price, highest sale will materialize and that price will be considered as the best price by the producer. By increasing the demand, a higher profit is earned via increased sale with a same selling price though margin may reduce a bit on its way increasing the demand.

    Lets look at with an example.

    Yogurt A; price =Rs.35, cost=Rs.27, hence margin= Rs.8 , if demand/month =3000 units , total profit = 8*3000= Rs.24000

    Yogurt B; price =Rs.35 cost=Rs.27.5 hence margin= Rs.7.5 , if demand/month =3200 units , total profit = 8*3200= Rs.24000

    Let’s say, B decided to go for halal certification and unit cost has increased from Rs.27.5 to Rs.28 and let’s say demand also increased to 3700 units/month as Muslims also started to buy.

    Yogurt B; price =Rs.35, cost=Rs.28 hence margin= Rs.7, new demand/month =3700 units, total profit = 7*3700= Rs.25900

    We can see that Yogurt B has increased its profit by Rs.1900 without affecting the selling price.

    If this has nothing to do with ultimate consumer, racist organizations are just blind on their demands. It should be noted that even ISO certification is not mandatory and obtained to get the customer confidence, thereby can increase the demand among quality quenches people.

    2.Not compulsory
    The certification is not compulsory for a company. As we pointed out in the first point, the objective is to increase the demand, if they fail to achieve such a demand hike, the company having the choice to revoke the certification. No company is obliged to feed Muslims at a cost. If it’s a choice, the reason to attack such a move is utter stupidity and again reflects their level of intelligence.

    3.Who is the loser?
    Halal is observed in every affairs of a Muslim’s life; when it comes to food, it is the food items that are allowed for Muslims, it’s not just confined to meat products. Any product that mixed with alcohol or pork product (such as type of gelatin) is not allowed for Muslims to consume. In absence of halal certification non-Muslim businesses not going to attract Muslim consumers and the end losers will be those non-Muslim producers. This was already highlighted by some heads of the company and some companies incurred loses already. Lack of choice is the only disadvantage that Muslims can face. In other words “halal” links the business between Muslims and none Muslims.

    4.What Muslims ate before?
    Some even points out that, Muslims never had such requirement in the past. This in fact shows their level of understanding about the reality. In past we never had SLS. But it emerges in today’s society. In the same way, in the past Muslims had limited consumer requirements though they were adhering to halal and market was not flooded with products as it is now. Understanding the product’s nature and manufacturing process involve had become a concern due to complexity of the products. Hence such requirement emerged in today’s society.

    5.What concerns Buddhist?
    In fact some interpret Buddhism as doesn’t allow any meat products; hence it has nothing to do with the halal in meat products. So, any Buddhist organization must not take a biased stand on it while neglecting pork, chicken and fish. Mean time Buddhism doesn’t allow alcohol or pork. If so, halal certification in non-meat products is in line with Buddhist requirement. The demand for taking away is not appropriate as it helps Buddhist as well.

    6.Exports and tourism
    Many Arab tourists visit Sri Lanka and foreign exchange earned by them is a strength to the country. By preventing halal we simply limiting their spending in Sri Lanka, also due to unavailability of halal products risk of losing this tourist segment is obvious. Mean time export market is having enough and more share with halal products and might lose income over it too. Placing halal logo in the product is the communication between producer and consumer. So it’s utter stupidity to claim to avoid logo while having a certification both locally and overseas. By having a certification for overseas and not communicating in local product the organization is losing the market locally and paying for the certification without getting the use out of it. Such claim simply shows these racists are nothing but an intention to undermine Muslim needs in Sri Lanka. Government’s blind eye over them shows the stand on government as well.

    7.First of its kind, proud or shame?
    I have seen in a forum, one was proudly said that Sri Lanka was the first to beat terrorism and halal. Of course credit can be given for beating the terrorism, but what about “halal”? In fact some developed countries such as Canada; government organization providing supports such as information on halal for producers to increase their market share both locally and overseas (see the link below) . But in our grate country it was done other way around and some are proud about their stand on it. This will certainly show how the business world thinks of Sri Lankan in general thanks to this racist group, which in reality, do not represent the majority Buddhist.

    8.The Arabic word in concern
    Another stupidity is that, the Arabic word of halal was the concern of some. Halal is an Arabic word meaning “lawful” or “permissible”. Perhaps only racist knows how it is different from English or Chines letters in many products in Sri Lanka? Because they are not Sinhala letters either.

    9.Living abroad and eating halal
    Sri Lanka earns foreign income via labor market and it is significant in number. Many of them are non- Muslims working in Middle East and eating halal food. If these racist are true to their campaign they must not allow non- Muslim sri lankan workers in these countries. They must pressure government, recall them and must not allow visit these countries.

    10.Funding terror network.
    Another accusation was ACJU is funding terror network, if so it should be handled by security personnel and not by Buddhist monks. All ACJU halal unit financial statement is audited by public auditors and ACJU had given an open invitation for concern security organization to check them all and their activity. To date none had been arrested on this regard. Is it appropriate for Buddhist monks to accuse blindly without any evidence? As a nonprofit organization it cannot allocate its funds other than the activity it has formed to do.

    11.Non-Halal products.
    Some people claim, they want the choice of non-halal. If it so, they must understand that there are enough and more products including meat available in supermarket which are non-halal. Mean time when it comes to non-meat products, certification process is to checks the ingredients. In this case halal and non-halal product processing has no difference. If a producer wants to produce something with non-halal ingredient, they are free to refrain from having the certificate.

    12.Self-proclaimed halal logos.
    Some organization such as “Raigam” brand went proudly from halal certification and placed their own halal logo. This in fact not entertained by any Muslims due to mishandling of the logo in Sri Lanka and overseas. There was an incident in Sri Lankan super market, pork sausage was bearing the hahal self-proclaimed logo. Recently pork was sold to Muslims in china calling it halal meat (see the link below) , these incidents further insists such claim should be approved by a body that can be trusted by Muslims. As business men are not following the ethics and their objective is increasing the profit, in today’s society it is necessary to certificate such claim.

    13. Give it free.
    This is another absurd claim by the illiterates. Which service that benefits a business organization given free. Who is going to bear the overhead cost that incurred during the issuing process? If so in which way they justify the claim that it should be given free. Do they place the same claim for ISO? Which is also a choice to increase the market share.

    14. Non-food items
    Some claim that non-food items also categorized in halal certification and this is not ethical. Even though it is even a controversial among Muslims what we should understand that by this nobody loosing anything. If some Muslim believes such cement also need to be halal as some pork material such as born can be taken as raw material instead limestone, it’s up to them to choose what is comfortable for them. As it doesn’t concerns others in any means as we pointed in above points, claim is really absurd.

    we can see these unnecessary fiascos are hindrance for country’s development and might polarize the communities.

    Better to be on limelight.. But not as a fool!

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    All the Buddhist monks are intact eating halal food bcoz they eat only vegetarian food. As bbs claim if they don’t want halal let them eat beef and meat?

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    October 25, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    The Prophecy of VERY INTERESTING Comes true


    The Prophecy of VERY INTERESTING Comes true
    Separate company to handle Halal certificates – Daily Mirror
    Jan 6, 2014 – The All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama (ACJU) said today it would no longer … that their Division for Halaal Certification will stop to issue certificates effective 31’t … The new company is expected to carry out compliance validation …
    Sri Lanka: Halal certificate to be issued by HAC from today – Eat Halal
    http://www.eat-halal.com › Regional News › Asia‎
    Jan 9, 2014 – Halal Compliance Certification (halal certificates) for Sri Lankan … as we believe that this new ‘unidentified company’ to be another part of the …
    Halal certificate to be issued by HAC from today – Hiru News
    Jan 9, 2014 – Halal compliance certification for Sri Lankan industries will now be issued by the Halal Accreditation … The company is set up under the Sri Lanka Companies Act No 7 of 2007, and has …. Does the JVP require a new leader?

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    In Sri Lanka majority are buddhists.We are not insulting other religions at all.But why are muslims trying to hurt other people by bringing this halaal and stuff for the Sri Lankan products? Most of the sri lankans doesn,t like to eat halaal food.They are only thinking about them but not about others.First of all they should respect other religions in Sri Lanka.They should learn to think as a one country because they are also Sri Lankans.

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