The Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court has issued an order permitting the CID to inspect the details of nine bank accounts maintained by Pastor Jerome Fernando, his wife, the Glorious Church, and his company as a part of the ongoing investigation against Pastor Jerome over his hate remarks against religious harmony in the country. The CID is also conducting an investigation against Pastor Jerome Fernando under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act.


Colombo Fort Magistrate Thilina Gamage issued this order directing the managers of several private banks to provide all bank transaction details pertaining to nine bank accounts to the CID for further investigations. It has been revealed in court that investigations have so far revealed that billions of dollars have circulated via his local bank accounts.


The CID has already commenced investigations against Pastor Jerome for insulting other religions and for the alleged commission of offences under Section 291B of the Penal Code and Section 3 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) Act of 2007.


It is alleged that, on or about May 18, 2023, Jerome Fernando addressed a large gathering of people and made numerous statements that were derogatory of other religions, specifically Buddhism, Hinduism, and Islam.