May 3 (Reuters) - Sri Lankan shares ended marginally higher
on Monday, driven by gains in financial and consumer staples'
* The CSE All-Share Index rose 0.10% to 7,215.60. The
index has climbed 6.5% this year.
* Conglomerates LOLC and Browns Investments Plc
were the top boosts to the index, rising 5.3% and
* Trading volumes jumped to 209.5 million from 42.4 million
in the previous session.
* Foreign investors were net sellers in the equity market,
offloading shares worth 277.4 million Sri Lankan rupees ($1.4
million), according to exchange data.
* Equity market turnover was 2.60 billion rupees, the data
* The Sri Lankan rupee was quoted at 196.00 against
the U.S. dollar as of 1145 GMT, according to Refinitiv data.
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($1 = 196.0000 Sri Lankan rupees)
(Reporting by Sachin Ravikumar in Bengaluru;
Editing by Vinay Dwivedi)