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Pastor Jerome Fernando goes before SC to prevent his arrest

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Pastor Jerome Fernando today filed a Fundamental Rights petition before the Supreme Court seeking an order preventing police from arresting him over his controversial Sunday sermon.

The petitioner has cited the CID, IGP Chandana Wickremaratne and the Attorney General as respondents in the petition.

This petition was filed through Attorneys-At-Law, Namal Karunaratne and Udara Muhandiramge of Premier Legal Consultants. (Lakmal Sooriyagoda)


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  • Fun the Mental Friday, 26 May 2023 04:10 PM

    Hope the Supreme Court gives a date in August to consider.

    Joseph Friday, 26 May 2023 04:27 PM

    This is a human rights violation of pastor Jerome Fernando. In a democracy, people should have the right to criticize religion. Unfortunately,Sri Lanka is a dictatorship and a false democracy where extremist monks have full impunity.

    Dion Friday, 26 May 2023 04:29 PM

    Hahahahahaha..what a joke. He goes to a lawyer to save himself but he preachers to others yo come to him for them to be saved. Nothing but a hypocrite. Puppet Jerome Fernando

    Dion Friday, 26 May 2023 04:32 PM

    Also he us a liar. He informed his congregation that he will return on Sunday the 21st May. Still not come. Where are you Jerome? I see you in Zimbabwe.

    Definite Event Friday, 26 May 2023 04:51 PM

    Sure he will get it, Saliya Peiris is there. Julia there.What a tragedy to the country ,we are under foreign clutches.

    Disgusted Friday, 26 May 2023 05:13 PM

    Aiyooo! Could he not ask for divine intervention?? Stop bringing disgrace to Jesus Christ, puppet Jerome Fernando!!

    warren Friday, 26 May 2023 05:13 PM

    Pastor Jerome Fernando, Why can't your "saviour" save you?

    Buddhist Friday, 26 May 2023 05:39 PM

    The court should order in a manner that Jerome comes back to the country before a particular date and then remain in the country by surrendering his passport until the investigations are completed. If he arrives before the court-appointed date then he need not be arrested until a case or cases are filed against him in a court of law. If he fails to come before this date then a red warrant must be issued through Interpol.

    Sylvester Alwis Friday, 26 May 2023 05:47 PM

    Poor guy, just a scammer only, no need to take him serious.

    Show man only Friday, 26 May 2023 05:51 PM

    ලෝකෙන් උතුම් රට. Analysis not acceptable when you see luxurious lifestyles, skyscrapers, iot, sealed and opensodas, prophets, enlightened and most active polity systems with immeasurable rapport between ruling lot and opposition for their own unity to continue power, that cannot be found anywhere in the world.

    DJ Friday, 26 May 2023 06:08 PM

    Where is the freedom to speak. so, everyone will have to be careful in the future what you say in public.

    Uber driver Friday, 26 May 2023 06:12 PM

    You are a shame to christ

    Grace Friday, 26 May 2023 06:37 PM

    He is acting the drama marvelously, written by the kings family and the cardboard Hitler.

    Rasika Friday, 26 May 2023 06:43 PM

    Law must equally serves for all citizens. No one is above the law. If so end result is a disaster. Remember!!!

    Ano Friday, 26 May 2023 07:12 PM

    If anyone insult any religion then he or she need to be deal with the law. I think this is a drama and multi million dollar business. We respect SC and will give correct decision.Millions of Buddhist will expect good judgment.

    IGNATIUS.RASIAH Friday, 26 May 2023 07:17 PM

    JEROME SAVE THYSELF.

    Cherath Friday, 26 May 2023 08:00 PM

    Joseph - You say not able to criticise a religion a human rights violation. In the same breath you blame extremist monks, apparently for attacking your faith too, You can't have it both ways mate. If you step in the ring you should be prepared to take some blows as well. That said, criticising another religion is out of order, mean, dishonourable and rather low. What is more, it will never reap benefits to your own faith or yourself. Rather, it lowers the dignity of your own faith and therefore is an insult to the author of your own faith.

    Channa Friday, 26 May 2023 09:14 PM

    Majority of Sri lankans are true Buddhists who live according the preaching of Lord Buddha. They do not rejoice by punishing or hurting even their worst enemy. Remember this preacher is not a murderer, not a rapist or not a crimal who had robbed our wealth. Life is very short. Do good always. Have good thoughts. Love one another

    Who is the ultimate winner? Monday, 29 May 2023 08:50 AM

    For whose benefit are these discussions or debates? Buddhism or Christianity will not lose its dignity or appeal nor will they gain any new converts. This is solely for the divide and rule politicians in Lanka? Who gained from Wandha Kottu and Wandha Jungy? It is the selfish politicians who are taking all of us for a ride!!

    Bryan Ekenaike Monday, 29 May 2023 01:28 PM

    Can anyone out there explain this: Two people are before the courts, or will be before the courts in the country with regards to statements about religion. One MP was caught smuggling gold etc into the country. A CRIMINAL OFFENCE? YES My question- who has committed the greater crime??. The MP walks free and of the other two, one is in remand and the other is seeking a SC order to prevent arrest.


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