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Sri Lanka’s benchmark stock index, the Colombo All-Share Index, fell 0.29 percent at 11:35 a.m.
The index of 283 companies traded on the Colombo Stock Exchange fell 16.81 to 5,718.80.
Declines in the Colombo All-Share Index were led by Commercial Leasing & Finance Ltd, Distilleries Co Of Sri Lanka Plc and Carson Cumberbatch & Co.
John Keells Holdings Plc, which fell 0.90 rupee to 236.00 rupees, was the most active stock by value in Sri Lanka.
The next most-active issues were Dialog Axiata Plc, which fell 0.10 rupee to 9.00 rupees, and Commercial Bank Of Ceylon Plc, which rose 0.30 rupee to 107.90 rupees.
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