Cinemas in Sri Lanka to reopen under strict safety guidelines

Dec 28, 2020 (LBO) – Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has advised reopening cinemas in compliance with strict COVID-19 safety guidelines.

The Film Industry has been vulnerable due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, as both production and consumption of its output has stopped completely.

After careful deliberation with artists, including film Producers, Directors, and members of the Film Association, Minister of Buddhasana, Religious and Cultural Affairs, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has permitted the reopening of cinemas under strict, new health protocols.

In order to revive the entertainment industry, this decision has been taken but cinemas in isolated areas still remain closed.

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa stressed the importance of enforcing strict sanitization rules within the cinema premises and request the public to strictly adhere to the COVID-19 guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health and safely return to the new normalcy.