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* Sri Lanka shares settle lower as consumer, industrial stocks weigh
Thu, Feb 13, 2020, 07:59 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 13 (Reuters) Sri Lankan shares closed lower on Thursday, dragged by consumer discretionary and industrial stocks.

The benchmark stock index ended 0.36% weaker at 8,857.30.

The CSE index fell 1.4​% in the past week and has declined 4.4% in 2020.

Conglomerate C T Holdings was the biggest drag on the index.

Tess Agro Plc and John Keells Holdings Plc were the most heavily traded companies by volume on the benchmark index.

Tess Agro surged 20%, while John Keells closed slightly lower.

Foreign investors were net sellers, offloading 81.9 million Sri Lankan rupees ($451,488.42) worth of shares.

Trading volume of 10.25 million on the CSE All Share Index was 38.7% lower, when compared with the last full trading day.

The Sri Lankan rupee was last quoted at 181.4 against the U.S. dollar as of 1229 GMT, 0.03% lower for the day compared to the last session’s close of 181.35, according to Refinitiv data.

Equity market turnover was 262.9 million Sri Lankan rupees, data showed.

Read More:: Reuters (Source)