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Sri Lanka stock exchange to re-open Friday

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s Colombo Stock Exchange will be open from 1000 to 1300 hours on Friday after the government declared a six day ‘work-from-home’ period in a bid to contain the spread of Coronavirus.

The full statement is reproduced below:

Trading on the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) will resume on Friday, 20th March 2020. The revised Trading hours are set out below:

Pre-open session – from 09.30 a.m. to 10.00 a.m.
Open Auction – at 10.00 a.m.
Regular Trading – will commence after the Open Auction at 10.00 a.m.
Market close – at 1.00 p.m.

In view of the Government declaring a period of six (6) working days from 20th to 27th March 2020 for employees of the public and private sectors to work from home, the CSE requests the Member Firms/Trading Members to follow suit to the extent possible.

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