17 March 2013
The Sinhala Buddhist organisation, Bodu Bala Sena, has announced that their fight against halal products is now over as they had “won”.
National organiser Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thera said to a huge rally in Kandy that concerned firms would remove halal certificated products by Sinhala New Year in mid-April.
The monk pledged that their new target would be the removal of a mosque in Kuragala, which was allegedly built on an ancient Buddhist site.
The organisation claims that “Muslim fundamentalists” have taken over the site and destroyed historical evidence of the area’s Buddhist heritage.
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