OIC refuses to file case on behalf of pastor

April 06, 2019 

The pastor and his lawyer went to the Medirigiriya Police Station at approximately 10 a.m. for the inquiry. The pastor requested that the matter be referred to the court. However, the Officer-in-Charge (OIC) refused this request and told the pastor to file a private plaint himself. He further demanded the pastor obtain approval from the police in order to continue with his worship activities.