Sri Lankan shares end at record high as industrials jump

Sri Lankan shares ended at an all-time high on Tuesday


Sri Lankan shares ended at an all-time high on Tuesday, driven by gains in industrial shares.

* The CSE All-Share index ended up 1.16% at 8,997.60 points.

* Conglomerate Expolanka Holdings Plc was the top boost, gaining 18.95%.

* Domestic COVID-19 cases rose by 4,562 in the last 24 hours, taking the total to 436,081, even as the island-nation remains under a lockdown that has been extended till Sept. 6.

* Sri Lanka reported 216 fatalities due to COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, bringing the death toll to 8,991.

* Data from Johns Hopkins University showed the country has fully vaccinated 32.90% of its population so far.

* Twenty-seven stocks hit fresh highs, while 26 hit new lows on the main exchange, according to Refinitiv Eikon data.

(Reporting by Nallur Sethuraman in Bengaluru; Editing by Ramakrishnan M.) ((; (+91 8061822737); Reuters Messaging:

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