Grace period for cinema halls to settle bills

Grace period for cinema halls to settle bills

Minister of Power and Energy, Dullas Alahapperuma has agreed to grant a 1 year grace period for cinema theatre owners to settle due electricity bills, Sri Lanka National Film Corporation announced on Friday (Jan 01).

Minister Dullas has instructed the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB)  and the Lanka Electricity Company to not disconnect electricity due to arrears during this period.

The cinema theatre owners are provided with an opportunity to settle the unpaid theatre electricity bills concerning the period from March to December 2020 in 12 months by paying them in 12 equal instalments.

Theatres which were closed due to the pandemic will reopen starting today (Jan 1).