Appeal Court Grants Reprieve: Pastor Jerome Fernando Spared Airport Arrest, Yet Mandated to Provide Statement to CID Within 48 Hours

November 17, 2023

The Appeal Court has issued an order preventing the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) from arresting Pastor Jerome Fernando upon his arrival at the airport.

However, the court has mandated that Pastor Jerome Fernando must provide a statement to the CID within 48 hours of his arrival.

This order comes in response to a police complaint lodged against the pastor, alleging that he insulted Buddhism during a religious sermon.

The legal proceedings are expected to unfold as Pastor Jerome Fernando complies with the court's directive to cooperate with the CID within the specified timeframe.