Jan 20 (Reuters) - Sri Lankan shares ended nearly 1% higher
on Wednesday, boosted by financial and industrial stocks.
* The benchmark stock index ended up 0.97% at
7,884.45. The index has now notched 15 sessions of gains out of
* Trading volume on the CSE All Share Index fell to
287.96 million from 690.06 million in the previous session.
* Holding company Hayleys Plc and investment
company Vallibel One Plc were the top boosts to the
index, gaining 14.5% and 10.1%, respectively.
* Foreign investors were net sellers, offloading 774.2
million rupees ($3.97 million) worth of shares, according to
* India's foreign ministry on Tuesday said COVID-19 vaccine
shipments to Sri Lanka were awaiting regulatory clearances.
* The island nation has recorded 54,419 total confirmed
coronavirus cases and 273 deaths, according to government data.
* The Sri Lankan rupee was last quoted at 195
against the U.S. dollar as of 11:36 GMT, 1.56% weaker for the
day compared to last session's close of 192, according to
* Equity market turnover was 9.37 billion rupees, exchange
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($1 = 195.0000 Sri Lankan rupees)
(Reporting by Anuron Kumar Mitra in Bengaluru; Editing by