Feb 14 (Reuters) Sri Lankan shares closed lower for the sixth straight session on Friday, dragged by consumer staples and consumer discretionary stocks.
The benchmark stock index dropped 0.5% to 5,829.21.
It fell 1.9% for the week and is down 4.9% for the year.
Beer maker Ceylon Beverage Holdings Plc was the top drag on the benchmark index, with a drop of 15.8%.
Blue Diamonds Jewellery Worldwide Plc and Browns Investments Plc were among the most heavily traded stocks by volume on the CSE index.
Blue Diamonds ended the session flat, while Browns Investments slipped 2%.
Foreign investors were net sellers, offloading 132.5 million rupees ($730,631.38) worth of shares.
Trading volume on the CSE All Share Index, when compared to the last full trading day, was largely unchanged at 10.25 million shares.
The rupee was quoted at 181.35 against the U.S. dollar as of 11:42 GMT, 0.03% higher than the previous session’s close of 181.4, according to Refinitiv data.
Equity market turnover was 427.4 million rupees, data showed.