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Sri Lanka stock market to close early on election day

COLOMBO (EconomyNext) – Sri Lanka’s Colombo Stock Exchange it will close early at 12.00 on Thursday January 08, as the country goes for presidential polls.

President Mahinda Rajapaksa is seeking a third term after amending the constitution to lift term limits and he is challenged by former health minister Maithripala Sirisena.

The market fell amidst campaigning but picked up yesterday.