Cinema hall owners have been given time till December 2021 to  settle their arrears in electricity bills , Minister  of Power  Dulles Allahaperuma said today.

He said the cinema hall owners who could not settle the bills from March to December 2020 due to the COVID-19 situation can settle their  accumulated bills in installments next year.

Around 194 cinemas registered with the National Film Corporation will benefit from this facility.

Meanwhile  cinemas can open from tomorrow (1 January)  with adherence to strict health guidelines.