The CID questioned Pastor Jerome Fernando for approximately 8 hours yesterday (30). Jerome Fernando, accused of harming religious harmony through insulting remarks against Buddhism, Hinduism, and Islam, had returned to Sri Lanka on Wednesday (29) after being out of the country for over 6 months.
This return followed a court order from the Court of Appeal preventing his arrest. The CID issued a no-fly order against him, and he appeared before the CID as required by the court. The questioning took place from around 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
As per the court order, Jerome Fernando is expected to leave the country on May 14, after the CID concludes its investigation regarding his statements that are deemed to insult religions. His departure is contingent upon the CID’s ongoing inquiry.