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;))