Pastor Jerome Fernando further remanded
Colombo (LNW): Pastor Jerome Fernando, who has recently been at the centre of controversy based on one of his speeches in front of a congregation, was further remanded till January 03, 2024.
This was when the self-crowned prophet was produced before the Colombo Magistrate Court today (27).
Arrested in December by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) after a two-day statement provision, Fernando faces charges related to allegedly making derogatory statements about Lord Buddha, Islam, and Hinduism in front of a congregation in May of the same year.
Video footage of these remarks stirred controversy among Buddhism followers in Sri Lanka, leading to his arrest and subsequent apologies for the contentious statements.
Wanted by the Police, Pastor Fernando’s legal proceedings continue after his return to Sri Lanka, marking the end of nearly six months overseas since the incident.