April 9 (Reuters) - Sri Lankan shares closed higher on
Friday, recording their best week in 11, helped by gains in the
consumer and industrial sectors.
* The CSE All-Share Index rose for the sixth straight
session as it gained 0.62% to 7,458.27. The index advanced 3.68%
for the week as the country's central bank held key rates and
promised accommodative policy on Thursday.
* Conglomerate Browns Investments Plc and finance
and leasing company L B Finance Plc were the top
boosts to the index, gaining 3.4% and 7%, respectively.
* Trading volume rose to 169.2 million from 150.6 million in
the previous session.
* Foreign investors were net sellers, offloading 562.7
million rupees ($2.81 million) worth of shares, according to
* Equity market turnover was 3.61 billion rupees, exchange
* The Sri Lankan rupee was quoted at 200.0 against
the U.S. dollar, as of 1107 GMT, according to Refinitiv data.
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($1 = 200.0000 Sri Lankan rupees)
(Reporting by Soumyajit Saha in Bengaluru; Editing by Amy Caren
Daniel and Maju Samuel)