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Real estate, communication services stocks drag Sri Lankan shares lower



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BENGALURU, June 18 (Reuters) -Sri Lankan shares closed lower on Tuesday, weighed by losses in stocks of real estate and communication services firms.


* The CSE All Share index .CSE settled 0.41% lower at 12,260.58 points, extending its drop for the fourth straight session.

* Ceylon Beverage Holdings PLC BREW.CM and Harischandra Mills PLC HARI.CM were the top losers on the CSE All Share, falling 9.29% and 8.93%, respectively.

* Trading volume on the CSE All Share index declined to 38.7 million shares from 44.8 million shares in the previous session.

* The equity market's turnover rose to 1.84 billion Sri Lankan rupees ($6.04 million) from 1.28 billion rupees in the previous session, according to exchange data.

* Foreign investors were net buyers, purchasing stocks worth 715.4 million rupees, while domestic investors were net sellers, offloading shares worth 1.82 billion rupees, the data showed.

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($1 = 304.6000 Sri Lankan rupees)



Reporting by Hritam Mukherjee in Bengaluru; Editing by Mrigank Dhaniwala

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