Jan 11 (Reuters) - Sri Lankan shares closed higher on Monday
for a tenth straight session, helped by gains in industrial and
consumer staples stocks.
* The benchmark stock index closed up 1.18% at
7,203.63, its highest closing level since September 2015.
* Trading volume on the CSE All Share Index fell to
504.31 million from 612.34 million in the previous session.
* Browns Investments Plc and conglomerate
Expolanka Holdings Plc were the top boosts to the
index, ending up 13.9% and 13.7%, respectively.
* Foreign investors were net sellers, offloading 494.7
million rupees ($2.63 million) worth of shares, according to
* The Sri Lankan rupee was last quoted at 188
against the U.S. dollar as of 1130 GMT, 0.53% lower for the day
compared to last session's close of 187, according to Refinitiv
* Equity market turnover was 7.76 billion rupees, exchange
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($1 = 188.0000 Sri Lankan rupees)
(Reporting by Anuron Kumar Mitra in Bengaluru; editing by