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Pastor Jerome Fernando arrives in Sri Lanka

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By Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya and T.K.G. Kapila

BIA, Nov 29 (Daily Mirror)- Pastor Jerome Fernando arrived at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) this morning following a court order issued last week that directed authorities not to arrest him in connection with a controversial Sunday sermon.

Fernando, who had been under CID investigations for contentious remarks against Buddhism, Islam and Hinduism, left the country on May 15 this year.

In response to a writ petition filed by Pastor Jerome, the Court of Appeal last week issued an order directing police not to arrest him at the airport or anywhere else. 

Additionally, the court instructed the Pastor to provide a statement to the CID within 48 hours of his arrival in the country.

He arrived at the Katunayake Airport early this morning from Doha by Qatar Airways flight and left the airport through the "Gold Route". Two other passengers too have reportedly arrived along with the pastor.


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  • Rajiv De silva Wednesday, 29 November 2023 11:12 AM

    There is no place for law abiding citizens in this country.

    AIA Wednesday, 29 November 2023 11:21 AM

    The end of another classic Sri Lankan drama and only a few lawyers earned some good millions. The people as usual left as the laughing stock

    joshua Wednesday, 29 November 2023 12:08 PM

    This chapter is now closed.

    H M I T Paranagama Wednesday, 29 November 2023 03:36 PM

    Born Again - Sri lankan crickets at CWC 2023.

    BA Pathirana Wednesday, 29 November 2023 05:00 PM

    This guy needs to ask for public forgiveness from the entire Buddhist Community of the land.

    Jude Jayamaha Wednesday, 29 November 2023 12:32 PM

    all are drama what will happen to his Rs 12 billion

    Maria Wednesday, 29 November 2023 12:44 PM

    Where are those yellow robes who used filthy words openly !

    Nihal S Wednesday, 29 November 2023 01:17 PM

    Same as the case for the lady who was involved in a financial case and kept in remand / later released. Now every one has forgotten and the case informally closed. There are several cases like that in our country. They are only for the head lines with no actions.

    Proud Boy Wednesday, 29 November 2023 01:34 PM

    Under this RW government so many positive things are happening. Fuel is back, dollars are back and pastor Jerome is back. What more can we ask for.

    Deepasena Kalanidhu Wednesday, 29 November 2023 03:00 PM

    Welcome Jeramy! Join RW Myna and do politics and make a heaven in SL! There is no place like SL for people as there is no law and/or order! Go to hell later!!

    lal Wednesday, 29 November 2023 03:44 PM

    No end to this drama enacted purposely

    Jeddu Wednesday, 29 November 2023 04:55 PM

    Another conman has arrived to start his conmanship on innocent believers.

    Gretchel Wednesday, 29 November 2023 04:57 PM

    Jerome Fernando, you may be above the law of the land but not above the Laws of God.

    ChildOfGod Wednesday, 29 November 2023 05:51 PM

    Chapter Closed. The LORD our GOD moves in mysterious ways. Pastor Gerome can now go ahead with continuing to Preach the Gospel to his followers. May the LORD bless and protect Pastor and his family.

    I am sovereign gold Thursday, 30 November 2023 09:00 AM

    "... God moves in mysterious ways ..." is another way of getting out when we have no clue what god is doing. "god is sovereign ..." is yet another example of this cop out. Lol

    R n wimalasuriya Wednesday, 29 November 2023 07:48 PM

    The conman has arrived in banana republic.

    lali Wednesday, 29 November 2023 11:05 PM

    His mystery and mysterious ways will be a mystery for ever

    Sunil Wednesday, 29 November 2023 08:34 PM

    Truly a miracle of Asia


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