Colombo Telegraph

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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