BBS delegation to meet CB Governor tomorrow
June 8, 2015 04:03 pm
A delegation from the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) organisation will be visiting the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) on Tuesday (9) to discuss the recent decision by a private bank to establish religious based banking system.
In a letter to the CB Governor, the BBS has said that “We have got a number of complaints from bankers and citizens that CBSL is not taking any measures to ban introducing religious based banking practices which might create social division in the country. We strongly believe this leads situations against equal rights ensured in the constitution.
Our organisation decided to send a delegation to CBSL to meet with you or any responsible officer to discuss this nationally important matter.
Considering the importance and urgency of this issue our delegation headed by some senior monks plan to meet you or your officials on 2015 June 9 (Tuesday) at 10.30 am at your office, we kindly request you to make arrangement to facilitate this important meeting. Your positive response is highly appreciated.”
This came after the private bank recently launched Sharia Bank in a bid to better serve its customer base that requires Sharia-compliant financial products based on Islamic principles.