Jan 5 (Reuters) - Sri Lankan shares closed at a more than
five-year high on Tuesday, recording gains for a sixth straight
session, as a rally in consumer staples and industrial stocks
boosted the benchmark index.
* The CSE All Share Index ended up 1.22% at 6,978.86,
its highest closing level since early November 2015.
* The index gained 10.5% in 2020, its best performance since
* Trading volume on the index rose to 434.67 million on
Tuesday from 380.20 million in the previous session.
* Cigarette maker Ceylon Tobacco Company PLC and
Browns Investments Plc were the biggest boosts to the
index, ending 3.5% and 6.25% higher, respectively.
* Foreign investors were net sellers, offloading 369.5
million Sri Lankan rupees ($1.97 million) worth of shares,
according to exchange data.
* The Sri Lankan rupee was last quoted at 187.50
against the U.S. dollar as of 1144 GMT, according to Refinitiv
* Equity market turnover was about 6.2 billion rupees,
exchange data showed.
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($1 = 187.5000 Sri Lankan rupees)
(Reporting by Nallur Sethuraman in Bengaluru; editing by