Minister of Power and Energy – Dullas Alahapperuma has agreed to grant a one year grace period for cinema theater owners to settle due electricity bills, Sri Lanka National Film Corporation announced on Friday (01st Dec).
The Sri Lanka National Film Corporation announced that the Minister of Power and Energy Dullas Alahapperuma has agreed to grant a 01 year grace period for cinema and theater owners to settle due electricity bills with the target of providing relief for their financial difficulties caused by the closure of cinemas from March 2020 due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak.
The Corporation further states that the decision was taken at a meeting between the Chairman of the National Film Corporation, Dr. Jayantha Dharmadasa and the Minister of Power and Energy Mr. Dullas Alahapperuma held on the instructions of Hon. Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa.
Accordingly, this will provide an opportunity to settle the unpaid cinema theater electricity bills concerning the period from March to December 2020 in 12 months (in 12 equal installments).