Sri Lankan shares end higher on industrials, financials boost

Sri Lankan shares closed higher on Monday, as industrials and financial stocks gained

  

Sri Lankan shares closed higher on Monday, as industrials and financial stocks gained.

* The CSE All-Share index rose 0.34% to 8,148.02.

* Conglomerates Expolanka Holdings and LOLC Holdings were among the top gainers on the index, gaining 10.1% and 2.1% respectively.

* The island nation reported 2,510 COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, bringing its total confirmed cases to 311,349, while deaths rose by 67 to 4,508.

* Data from Johns Hopkins university showed the country had fully vaccinated about 9.88% of its population so far.

* Trading volume on the exchange rose to 311.3 million shares from 108.6 million shares in the previous session.

* Foreign investors were net sellers in the equity market, offloading shares worth 353 million rupees, exchange data showed.

* The equity market's turnover was 4.09 billion rupees, according to the exchange data.

(Reporting by Vishwadha Chander in Bengaluru; editing by Vinay Dwivedi) ((Vishwadha.Chander@thomsonreuters.com; Mobile: +91 7506036802; Twitter: https://twitter.com/vishwadha;))


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