Stock market closed for the day as S&P SL20 Index falls

he Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) was closed for trading for rest of the day at 11.33 a.m. this morning, as the S&P SL20 Index plunged over 10% from the previous close.

At the time of the market closure, the S&P SL20 Index indicated a fall of 314.96 points (10.39%) to 2,718.20.

Meanwhile, the All Share Price Index (ASPI) declined by 552.18 points (6.20%) to 8,351.69.

Prior to the market closure, regular trading at the Colombo Stock Exchange was temporarily halted twice as the S&P SL20 Index fell over 5% and 7.5%, respectively.

–Ada Derana

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