Aug 10 (Reuters) - Sri Lankan shares recorded their worst
session in nearly a month on Monday, dragged down by financial
and industrial stocks.
** The benchmark CSE All Share Index ended 0.5% lower
at 5,150.75, marking its biggest drop since July 15.
** National Development Bank PLC slipped 2.6%,
while Access Engineering PLC fell 3.3%.
** Cigarette maker Ceylon Tobacco Company PLC rose
1.3% and Asian Hotels and Properties Plc advanced
7.1%, helping cap losses on the index.
** Foreign investors were net sellers, offloading 169.9
million Sri Lankan rupees ($919,870.06) worth of shares,
according to exchange data.
** Trading volume on the CSE All Share Index rose to
76.3 million shares from 64.4 million in the previous session.
** Equity market turnover was 671.7 million Sri Lankan
** Sri Lankan rupee was quoted at 184.7 against the
dollar as of 1147 GMT, according to Refinitiv data.
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($1 = 184.7000 Sri Lankan rupees)
(Reporting by Chris Thomas in Bengaluru;
Editing by Vinay Dwivedi)