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* Sri Lankan shares rise as financial, consumer staples stocks gain
Thu, Dec 3, 2020, 09:24 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Dec 03 (Reuters) Sri Lankan shares extended their rise for an eighth straight session on Thursday, helped by gains in financial and consumer staples stocks.

The CSE All Share index closed 0.22% higher at 6,359.99.

Ceylinco Insurance, which rose 5.4%, was the biggest boost to the index

Other top boosts included Nestle Lanka and Cargills (Ceylon), ending up 2.2% and 2.5%, respectively.

Foreign investors were net sellers, offloading 137.5 million Sri Lankan rupees ($740,043.06) worth of shares, according to exchange data.

Equity market turnover was 3.44 billion Sri Lankan rupees, data showed.

The Sri Lankan rupee was last quoted at 185.8 against the dollar.

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