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    The Police fired teargas at a protest by some Buddhist monks near the presidential secretariat calling for the release of Ven. Galagodaatte Gnanasara Thera a short while ago.  They also used water cannons to disperse the protesting monks. http://www.dailymirror.lk/article/Protest-by-monks-teargassed-158586.html
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MCSL response on Mr Gotabaya Rajapakshe's response

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September         6th 2013

 

Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa
Secretary            
Ministry of Defense and  urban development
15/5, Baladaksha Mawatha,
Colombo 03

Dear      Sir,

The Muslim Council of Sri Lanka appreciates your kind clarification confirming that you did not in any way insinuate that the Muslim Community in Sri Lanka endorsed the actions of external extremist elements in your speech at the Defense seminar on September 3rd 2013.

The  Muslim  Community  also    greatly appreciates  your recognition    of the   unstinted cooperation  extended  by  the  Muslim  Community       and  their  unwavering  loyalty  and commitment to       peace, prosperity and    developments  of our         motherland.

Please   be  assured that the Muslims  will  continue to support and protect the hard won peace and stability in our motherland and will not allow any extremist forces from outside, whether Muslim or otherwise to operate under  the cover of the Muslim community.

We further wish to place  on  record   our deep     appreciation  of  your support  and  assistance during  the recent   challenges  faced  by  the  Muslim Community.

Thanking you,

Yours sincerely

NM.Ameen

 

Domino's Pizza - Certification Withdrawal Announcement

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MCSL Letter to the Secretary of Defense

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September 4th 2013

Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa
Secreta ry
Minis try of Defens e a nd Urba n Development
15/ 5, Bala daks ha Mawatha,
Colombo 03
Dear Sir,

We, the Muslim Council of Sri Lanka (MCSL) wish to bring to your kind attention the Muslim community’s deep disappointment and concern at media reports of your speech at the Defense seminar on September 3rd 2013.

As you are well aware, the Muslim community has without any hesitation stood by the Sri Lankan State throughout the 30 year conflict and has never resorted to any form of armed resistance.

The extremist elements that have been propagating hatred against the minority communities have taken your statement as an endorsement of the State’s approval of their stand on extremism amongst the Muslim community....

 

MCSL Press Release on the statement made by BBS on Drug Issue

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MCSL Letter to the Secretary of Defense

06th September 2013

PRESS RELEASE

The Muslim Council of Sri Lanka vehemently refutes the blatant lies and canard spread against the Muslim Community by the Bodu Bala Sena at their press conference held on the 3rd September 2013.

Alcohol, narcotics or any form of intoxicants are totally prohibited in Islam and Muslims cannot engage in any activity related to them. Any Muslim involved in these activities cannot be considered to be following the teachings of Islam. We urge the enforcement authorities to take the strictest possible recourse and punish with the full force of the law any persons involved in destroying the social fabric of society by indulging in trafficking, distributing or trading in any form of narcotics irrespective of their religious belief.

The recent detection of a large haul of Heroin at the Colombo Port has been confirmed by the relevant authorities to be a consignment imported by International drug traffickers and Sri Lanka has been used only as a transit point. Leveling charges against the Muslim community of being part of this criminal act tantamount to inciting hate which can lead to violence against the Muslim community.

Further, a number of other allegations in this press conference including forced contraception of Sinhala women, aborting unborn children, killing children etc. are serious criminal charges, which carry severe penalties. We urge the relevant authorities to conduct an impartial inquiry immediately on these allegations. Meanwhile, we also urge the government and law enforcement authorities to take action against the Bodu Bala Sena for this hate mongering.......

 

ஊடக அறிக்கை - 1434 ஷவ்வால் மாத தலைப்பிறை சம்பந்தமாக..

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ஊடக அறிக்கை 17.08.2013 (09.10.1434)

1434 ஷவ்வால் மாத தலைப்பிறை சம்பந்தமாக..

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1434 ஷவ்வால் மாத தலைப்பிறை சம்பந்தமாக அகில இலங்கை ஜம்இய்யத்துல் உலமா அதனது கிண்ணியா மற்றும் திருகோணமலை மாவட்டக் கிளையுடன் இணைந்து வெளியிடும் அறிக்கை.

இலங்கையில் தலைப்பிறை பார்த்தல் தொடர்பாக கடந்த காலங்களில் வேறுபட்ட நிலைப்பாடுகள் இருந்து அதனால் வந்த சர்ச்சைகளை முடிவுக்கு கொண்டு வரும் நோக்கோடு அகில இலங்கை ஜம்இய்யத்துல் உலமா கடந்த 2006ஆம் ஆண்டு சகல தரப்பு உலமாக்களினது அங்கீகாரத்தோடும் உடன்பாட்டோடும் ஐந்து தீர்மானங்களை மேற்கொண்டது என்பதையும் முஸ்லிம் சமூகம் அறிந்துவைத்துள்ளது என நம்புகிறோம்....

 

ACJU Condemns the attacks on Buddhist Monks

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ACJU Condemns the attacks on Buddhist Monks

All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama, the council of Muslim theologians in Sri Lanka vehemently condemns the inhuman act of attacking the innocent Buddhist Monks in Tamil Nadu recently. They visit India mostly on pilgrimage or for further studies. It is the responsibility of the Indian government to give due protection to the religious dignitaries, irrespective of any religion, visiting India.

All religions encourage respecting other religions, the holy places of other religions, the people of other religions, and especially the religious dignitaries of other religions. Islam insists that everyone must honor the lives, the properties and the feelings of his fellow beings.

ACJU requests the Indian government to bring the offenders for prosecution as fast as possible to erase the damage caused.

Ash-Shaikh M.M.A. Mubarak

National General Secretary

All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama

 

 

Ven. Bellanwila Wimalasara Thero Addressing On Media Conference.

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Ash Sheikh Rizvi Mufthi - Addressing on Halal Certification (Tamil)

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Media Conference on HALAL Certification (English) (11.03.2013)

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Media Statement 26/ 02/ 2013 by ACJU

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Further to the statement released to the general public by the ACJU on 2Lst of February 20L3 wherein an appeal was made to the manufacturers who had already obtained a Halaal Certificate, to confine the Halaal certified products to the Muslim community only, has decided to share the following decision of the ACJU also with general public.

 

While reiterating the original stand, that the ACJU introduced the mechanism of Halaal Certification only with the intention of facilitating the availability of Halal foods to Muslim , on a service oriented basis without any commercial motive the ACJU wishers to place in the public domain the entire turnover generated out of the certification process of the year ended 31st March 2Ot2 was Rs. Seventeen Million nine hundred and two thousand, eight hundred and seven and cents fifty (Rs.17,902,807.50) based on certifying 150 lnstitutions registered at that time and other related services leaving a profit of Rs. Two million six hundred sixty nine thousand, four hundred and twenty and cents eighty only (Rs.2,669,420.80), which has been periodically re, invested to upgrade the process to international standards.

 

ACJU Press Conference- 26 February 2013 (Part II)

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ACJU requests the government to take charge of the Halal certification process

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The All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama (ACJU) today proposed that in the Government should create a mechanism to issue halal certification that is acceptable to all stakeholders.

Addressing a news conference in Colombo, the ACJU said the Government could model the process in line with what was presently being adopted by the Thailand and Singapore Governments.

ACJU reiterated that this move is to build a peaceful coexistence among all Sri Lankans.

 

   

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