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Colombo, Dec 1 (Daily Mirror) - Pastor Jerome Fernando has been arrested by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) this morning in connection with an ongoing investigation against him, his lawyer said.

Fernando arrived at the CID this morning for the second consecutive day to give a statement in connection with a controversial Sunday sermon.

On Thursday, he gave an 8-hour-long statement to the CID and was arrested this morning after recording further statements.

Pastor Fernando arrived at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) on Wednesday morning following a court order 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.

Pastor Fernando will be produced in court, the lawyer told the media outside the CID..


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  • Lakmal Kahawela Friday, 01 December 2023 12:29 PM

    He will be released soon after Ranil comes from Dubai

    Facts Factory Friday, 01 December 2023 01:16 PM

    The law allows for bail for most offenses. So what is needed is well versed clever lawyers.

    Indika Friday, 01 December 2023 12:33 PM

    Seems a staged drama ... playing to the gallery .... there would be a few criminals both in politics and business who would be laughing their sides out and celebrating that they are confirmed untouchables.

    Waco Friday, 01 December 2023 12:45 PM

    These are Ranil’s tricks to mislead the people.

    Dinesh Friday, 01 December 2023 01:33 PM

    Prision hospital another patient coming.

    Lakey Pankawa Friday, 01 December 2023 01:39 PM

    Distraction tacticks

    Kirby Friday, 01 December 2023 01:46 PM

    Wonder what happened to his super powers!!

    Ah Friday, 01 December 2023 02:47 PM

    Oh yaaaaa what happened? Dont criticise any religion.

    yohan Friday, 01 December 2023 01:55 PM

    same old drama, ranils good friend for sure next news is released on bail as spineless sri lankan courts standard operating procedure

    Joseph Friday, 01 December 2023 02:14 PM

    It was clear that he would be arrested. The judgment was not to arrest him on arrival

    Burgher clan Roberta Friday, 01 December 2023 02:24 PM

    Pastor Jerome has had billions in the miracle project

    Rip Winkle Friday, 01 December 2023 02:29 PM

    No one is fooled.

    Ram Friday, 01 December 2023 02:31 PM

    Police did their job. It will be complete if they object to bail until they cross check the statement made by Jerome. If bailed he can influence the people who will be contacted for cross checking

    Hiding pastor Friday, 01 December 2023 03:17 PM

    He has used the Gold route at BIA, to come to Sri Lanka. Money to swim? Is this money earned by him?

    My My Moloch Friday, 01 December 2023 03:29 PM

    Dont worry jesus will help him cook the books and articulate a cover up, and make sure he has submitted his Annual income report to the tax department for the last 10 financial years.

    karu Friday, 01 December 2023 03:36 PM

    Cricket board drama ... now new drama ...only reality shows . no real impact.

    Citizens Friday, 01 December 2023 03:36 PM

    He will be bailed out tomorrow and the case will drag on until he reaches heaven!! Until such time, he will live a happy life with all the accumulated wealth!! What a joke!

    Terrence K Friday, 01 December 2023 03:40 PM

    If God is for you who can be against you! Trust in the Lord Jesus and do not despair whatever the problem is he will see you through.

    lalit Friday, 01 December 2023 05:51 PM

    If dollar is with you who can be against you... Put yr faith in the lord the mighty dollar and all be well with you... Hail dollar our saviour

    Save me God Friday, 01 December 2023 05:54 PM

    Yes of course, provided you are a true disciple sans billions in your personal bank accounts. It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.

    lalitha Friday, 01 December 2023 06:47 PM

    Money is honey my dear sunny a rich mans joke is always funny... The last laugh


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