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Halal India (HI) is one of the leading halal certification bodies in India with its government registration. More than 150 halal certification bodies recognize them globally and they are an associate member of International Halal Integrity Alliance (IHIA).

Published in India Halal CBs

South African National Halaal Authority (SANHA) is a national, non-profit-making organisation, representing the Muslim community of South Africa on all matters pertaining to the general application of the term Halaal with specific reference to Islamic dietary laws. SANHA's membership comprises of leading Muslim Theological Bodies and reputable, professional Muslim organisations of South Africa.

Published in South Africa Halal CBs

The Singapore Religious Council better known as MUIS (Majlis Ugama Islam Singapura) is the sole authority in Singapore which can certify restaurants, manufacturing facilities, food outlets etc as Halal. MUIS is a statutory board setup to advise the President of Singapore on all matters relating to Islam in Singapore.

Published in Singapore Halal CBs

Colombo, Sri Lanka : According to a recent communique by All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulema (ACJU), the Halal certification body in Sri Lanka, Barista Coffee Lanka Pvt Ltd is no longer certified Halal by ACJU. Read the full text of the ACJU announcement below:

"NOTICE

Barista Coffee Lanka Pvt Ltd have informed us that due to a business decision made to close their central kitchen and outsource food products from establishments that do not hold an ACJU halal certificate, they are unable to meet ACJU requirements, as such, we have mutually decided to discontinue from the ACJU Halal certification program.

ACJU announces that as of 3rd of Dec 2009 all Barista outlets are no longer certified halaal"

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In Singapore, Malaysia and few other countries, some eateries put up signs which says "No Pork, No Lard". The intent seems to be to attract Muslim customers assuring them that No Pork or and No Lard is used in food items of the establishment.

Published in Singapore City Guides

The Singapore Religious Council better known as MUIS (Majlis Ugama Islam Singapura) is the sole authority in Singapore which can certify restaurants, manufacturing facilities, food outlets etc as Halal. MUIS is a statutory board setup to advise the President of Singapore on all matters relating to Islam in Singapore.

Published in Singapore City Guides

Sri Lanka Info

ADMINISTRATIVE CAPITAL: Sri Jayawardenapura

COMMERCIAL CAPITAL: Colombo

GEOGRAPHY

It is an island, situated at the tip of the Indian Sub Continent. You can see breathtaking sights of beaches, hills, lakes, wildlife etc, all in an island of approximately 66,000 km². Sri Lanka has a coast line of 1,341 km's.

DEMOGRAPHY

A population of close to 20 Million. Muslims account for about 8% of the population.

CLIMATE

Tropical and warm. In the low-altitute areas the temperature will range from 28 °C (82.4 °F) to nearly 31 °C (87.8 °F). The temperature in the Central highlands could go as low as 17 °C (62.6 °F).

LANGUAGES SPOKEN

Sinhalese and Tamil are the two official languages. English is widely used as well.

LOCAL TIME

GMT+5 1/2 hrs throughout the year

BUSINESS HOURS

Government: 9 AM to 4 PM
General: 9 AM to 5 PM

HOLIDAYS
Independence Day: February 4th
Milad-un-Nabi: March 9th
May Day: May 1st
Deepavali (Hindu Festival): October 26th
Christmas: December 25th

Based on the lunar calandar:
Sinhala & Tamil New Year
Tamil Thai Pongal
Id-ul-Fitr
Id-ul-Adha
Vesak (Buddhist Holiday)
Full Moons (Poya Days) are holidays. Most businesses are closed and meats are not sold.

CURRENCY

Sri Lankan Rupees

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS

Police/ Emergencies: 119 or 118
Medical: 110
Fire: 111
Accident Service: 011 269 1111

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