Sri Lankan shares end lower as communication services, consumer discretionary weigh

April 03, 2023 08:55 PM AEST | By Reuters
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April 3 (Reuters) - Sri Lankan shares closed lower on Monday, dragged down by losses in communication services and consumer discretionary stocks.

* The CSE All-Share index fell 0.69% to 9,236.93.

* The trading volume for the CSE All-Share index fell to 26.8 million shares from about 382.4 million in the previous session.

* The equity market's turnover fell to 570 million Sri Lankan rupees ($1.78 million) from 4.27 billion rupees in the previous session, according to exchange data.

* Foreign investors were net buyers in the equity market, purchasing stocks worth 17.7 million rupees, while domestic investors were net sellers, offloading 557.7 million rupees of shares, the data showed.

* For a report on global markets, click (Reporting by Navamya Ganesh Acharya in Bengaluru; Editing by Shweta Agarwal)


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