An insurance scheme is to be introduced for Tower Hall artistes, soon. Director General of the Tower Hall Theatre Foundation: Dr Gamini Kariyawasam says, in addition, the monthly pension of three thousand rupees granted for Tower Hall artistes has now been increased up to twelve thousand rupees.
A number of other initiatives are also to be launched for the benefit of Tower Hall artistes, under the guidance of Minister of Cultural Affairs: Sajith Premadasa.
Dr. Kariyawasam calls on artistes who have not benefited by the pension scheme to submit an application. Pensions are paid on the 20th and 21st of each month, and in future, on the Pension day, it has been planned to hold a musical show with the participation of retired Tower Hall artistes, featuring their popular golden oldies. In addition, a museum will be launched at Savsiripaya, which will display articles on Tower Hall artistes.