|18 February, 2020

Sri Lanka shares end higher on industrial, financial stocks

The benchmark stock index closed 0.29% higher at 5,831.01 points.

Sri Lankan shares snapped seven straight sessions of losses to settle higher on Tuesday, as industrial and financial stocks buoyed the benchmark index.

** The benchmark stock index closed 0.29% higher at 5,831.01 points.

** The most heavily traded companies by volume on the CSE index were Access Engineering Plc ACCE.CM , Browns Investments Plc  and Seylan Bank Plc 

** Foreign investors were net buyers, picking up 70.4 million Sri Lankan rupees ($387,878.79) worth of shares.

** The rupee was quoted at 181.50 against the U.S. dollar as of 1234 GMT, according to Refinitiv data.

** Equity market turnover was 431.3 million rupees, data showed.

($1 = 181.5000 Sri Lankan rupees)

(Reporting by Anuron Kumar Mitra in Bengaluru; Editing by Devika Syamnath) ((AnuronKumar.Mitra@thomsonreuters.com; +91 99863 58469;))

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