Father Cyril Gamini files FR seeking order against arrest

Father Cyril Gamini Fernando has filed a Fundamental Rights (FR) petition in the Supreme Court seeking an injunction preventing him from being arrested.

The Catholic priest fears there is an attempt to arrest him over a complaint filed by the Director of the State Intelligence Service (SIS), Major General Suresh Sallay.

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has commenced an investigation into the complaint made by Major General Suresh Sallay.

The CID informed the Colombo Magistrate’s Court recently that investigations into the complaint had commenced.

Major General Suresh Sallay had filed a complaint with the CID over allegations made by Reverend Father Cyril Gamini.

Suresh Sallay had said that at an online forum on the 23rd of October 2021 on the Easter Attacks, Reverend Father Cyril Gamini Fernando alleged that Sri Lanka’s Intelligence Units had provided financial and other forms of assistance to Zaharan Hashim, the Leader of the now-proscribed National Thowheed Jamath, who also led the attacks on the 21st of April 2019.

He informed the CID that Reverend Father Cyril Gamini Fernando had described him (Suresh Sallay), who was a Brigadier at the time, to have been actively involved in nurturing Zaharan Hashim and his followers.

Major General Sallay strongly denied the allegations saying it has been made with the intention of discrediting him.

He called on the CID to initiate legal action against Father Cyril Gamini and the other individuals who participated in the forum. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. Turing against Sinhalease Catholics is a suicidal move. It will turn to a bloody disaster. Seems like the Rajapaksas have a Lord of idiots to advice them.

  2. Harassed for demanding prosecutions of the criminals behind the Easter Bombings!

    Who gave instructions to Major General Suresh Sallay to fund and cultivate these Terrorists!??

    Shouldn’t the mastermind behind these attacks be prosecuted too???

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