Health DG issues strict conditions for cinemas to reopen

Monday, 22 June 2020

Director General of Health Services Dr. Anil Jasinghe today issued strict conditions under which cinema halls will be allowed to reopen from 27 June.

Dr. Anil Jasinghe said that cinema halls can be opened only after handing over a declaration of consent completed by the head of the hall administration to the Public Health Inspector of the area, ensuring that each cinema hall adheres to the health guidelines provided. A copy of the same should be furnished to the respective Local Authorities.

He said that while the coronavirus pandemic is under control in Sri Lanka, it is imperative to establish a systematic program for cinema halls to operate as part of steps taken to prevent the re-emergence of the pandemic.

The Director General of Health Services has issued strict guidelines to be followed in response to a request made by the Secretary to the Ministry of Buddhasasana, Cultural and Religious Affairs Bandula Harischandra in relation to the opening of cinema halls