The Supreme Court yesterday (12) decided to allow advice by the attorney general with regard to the arrest and remanding of pastor Jerome Fernando on a charge of insulting Buddhism and other religions.
A three-judges bench was taking up a fundamental rights petition filed by the pastor.
His lawyer Rienzie Arsecularatne said Fernando's arrest under the INCCPR was completely against the law.
He sought permission for either amending the petition or filing a new one.
The next hearing has been fixed for 14 March.