Colombo, Dec. 1 (Daily Mirror)- Pastor Jerome Fernando, who was arrested in connection with his controversial Sunday sermon, was today ordered to be remanded till December 13 after being produced before the Fort Magistrate Thilina Gamage.
The CID had commenced investigations against Pastor Jerome for insulting other religions and for the alleged commission of offenses under section 291B of the Penal Code and section 3(1) of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) Act of 56 of 2007.
It is alleged that, on or about April 30, 2023, Jerome Fernando had addressed a large gathering of people and made numerous statements that are derogatory of other religions, specifically of Buddhism, Hinduism and Islam.
Jerome could have performed a miracle and got him freed.
Sivalingam Friday, 01 December 2023 04:08 PM
Best miracle is to give a big bag of cash. Cash is king, saw what happened to Roshan Ranasingha.
DD Friday, 01 December 2023 04:10 PM
The CID's investigation might have more twists and turns than a mystery novel. But seriously, does the CID not have better things to do? KIYANNA KESE KIWAT ASSANA SIHI BUDDIYEN ASIYA YOUTHI. I am going to exercise my rights and condemn the CID's move to the fullest extent here.
Fools miracle paradise Friday, 01 December 2023 05:13 PM
At least this should prove to his gullible followers the emptiness of his sermons, can't free himself without going to remand, this is the rogue who said he brought the Asia Cup to a applauding audience.Anyone who applauded there now?
Kapila Silva Friday, 01 December 2023 05:16 PM
Speaking truth is also a crime in this country. RW has got a breathing space for another two weeks. Let's see what his plans are other 45 weeks before he is thrown away by people of this nation.
Kps Friday, 01 December 2023 07:18 PM
President, Parliament, Economy
Navi Friday, 01 December 2023 07:53 PM
The CID claimed that millions have been transacted going through his bank account sometime ago.
Whats happening to that alleged money laundering activities????
CID, we follow.
SSZ KHAN Friday, 01 December 2023 08:39 PM
One should not speak about other religions in order to uphold one's own religion. You can,instead, speak about the virtues in your religion with wisdom. You have to always remember religion is a sensitive issue.He should apologize to co-religionists and stop preaching altogether. Because you should possess great qualities of wisdom and tenancy to become a religious preacher
L Jaya Saturday, 02 December 2023 01:28 AM
Everywhere you turn you see injustice, deals, corruption, revenge and intimidation. God Save Sri Lanka.
Jerome the jerk Saturday, 02 December 2023 02:54 AM
Obviously Ranil is not happy with the negotiations on the bribe. He will be released when they agree on the amount.
ACA Saturday, 02 December 2023 04:07 AM
Not worth dealing with these scammers in the name of religions but must give the maximum punishment to misleading innocents and making millions of profit.
Ram Saturday, 02 December 2023 05:32 AM
Is the CID going to sue him for money laundering that was reported sometime back? If not what is the reason to let him out?
Ram Saturday, 02 December 2023 05:35 AM
Hard to believe why this person who performed miracles in the past, failed this time
Kandiah Balendran Monday, 04 December 2023 02:14 AM
ICCPR is being abused by the corrupt politicians.
Waruni Amanagama Monday, 04 December 2023 02:18 AM
What about Dilith Jaraweera who insulted Siddhartha ?
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