Regular trading at the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) was halted for 30 minutes at 11.17 a.m. today (February 23).

The temporary trading halt was caused by the S&P SL20 index dropping over 5% from the previous close.

At the time of the trading halt, the ASPI and the S&P SL20 index had dropped by 423.28 (3.65%) and 208.96 (5.31%), respectively.

–Ada Derana