The Bodu Bala Sena has rejected the compromise offered by the ACJU. The battle has been joined by the JHU, a partner of the GoSL, with minister Ranakawa launching a book on halal. The Daily News carries on its campaign and a mosque has reportedly been stoned.
Nobody pushing the campaign shows any sing of slowing down or pulling back. It's our way or the highway, as far as they are concerned.
The BBS issued some ultimatums, unless they are complied with, further intensification in the campaign will take place. Further clashes are inevitable.
In the short run, the community which is already showing flexibility, will have to work out a quick contingency plan on how to deal with a world free of certification.
In the long run? Well, its their way or the highway, so better start looking for greener pastures, the economy is heading for a crash anyway so may as well as move on. As for the Christians, the brighter ones may have started figuring out what they need to do, the dimmer ones had better start waking up.
The clock is ticking, the spectre is returning.