Pastor Jerome Fernando Remanded Until December 13 Following CID Arrest

December 01, 2023

Pastor Jerome Fernando, at the center of a controversy over alleged remarks insulting Buddhism, has been remanded until December 13. The remand decision was issued by Fort Magistrate Thilina Gamage after the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) produced Pastor Fernando before the court.

The arrest occurred during Fernando's second appearance before the CID for a statement related to the police complaint filed against him. The subsequent remand highlights the gravity of the charges and sets the stage for a more protracted legal process.