Colombo Stock Exchange

Mondo Visione  Dec 3  Comment 
The Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) launched a state-of-the-art new generation Depository System for its fully owned subsidiary, the Central Depository Systems (Pvt.) Ltd (CDS) and an upgrade to the Automated Trading System (ATS). The significant...
BusinessWeek  Feb 16  Comment 
Sri Lanka may remove a 10 percent price trading limit on some stocks listed on the Colombo Stock Exchange, according to its chief executive officer.
Business Times - Malaysia  May 12  Comment 
Dialog Axiata Plc, Sri Lanka's biggest mobile-phone operator, said first-quarter net income rose 64 per cent to 1.16 billion rupees (US$10.6 million). That compares with profit of 705 million rupees a year earlier, according to a statement to...
Business Times - Malaysia  Feb 11  Comment 
Dialog Axiata Plc, Sri Lanka's biggest mobile-phone operator, had a fourth-quarter profit of 1.3 billion rupees (US$11.7 million), compared with a loss of 2.2 billion rupees a year earlier, according to a statement to the Colombo Stock Exchange...
The Economic Times  May 13  Comment 
Financial services provider India Infoline today said it has received a provisional membership from the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) for stock broking.
Bloomberg  Jan 26  Comment 
Sri Lanka’s stocks rose a third day, driving the benchmark index to a record, as the island nation voted in its first peacetime presidential election since the end of a 26-year civil war.

See also Investing in Sri Lanka.

As of 31 December 2007, the Colombo Stock Exchange had 235 listed companies[1] with a combined market capitalization of $7.6 billion.[2]

Basic Information

  • Owner:
  • Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Time Zone: Indian Standard Time (GMT+5:30)
  • Currency: [Sri Lankan Rupee [(LKR)]]

Exchange Symbols

  • Google Finance: COL
  • Thomson Reuters: SL
  • Yahoo! Finance:

Market Information

  • Trading Hours:
    • Pre-Market Session: 09:00 - 09:30[3]
    • Normal Trading Session: 09:30 - 14:30[3]
2004[4] 2005[5] 2006[6] 2007[7]
Number of Listed Companies242239237235
Domestic Market Capitalization (in $ million)3,6575,7207,7697,553
Value of Shares Traded (in $ million)5751,0961,010950
Average Daily Turnover (in $ million)
Average Value of Trades (in $ thousand)
New Capital Raised from Initial Public Offerings (in $ million)57610
New Capital Raised from Secondary Public Offerings (in $ million)53619390
Number of Trading Days240238241241

Creating Articles for Stocks listed on the Colombo Stock Exchange

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  • Type Stock:Company Name (CompanyTicker-SL) into the Wikinvest search box and click Search.
  • Click on the link adjacent to Be the first person to create the page.
  • Type {{new_stock}}, [[Category:Colombo Stock Exchange]] and [[Category:Investing in Sri Lanka]] on separate lines into the text box and click Save page to create the article.


Benchmark Index

Constituent Indices

Sector Indices

  • Banks, Finance and Insurance (BFI-SL)
  • Beverages, Food and Tobacoo (BFT-SL)
  • Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals (C&P-SL)
  • Construction and Engineering (C&E-SL)
  • Diversified Holdings (DIV-SL)
  • Footwear and Textile (F&T-SL)
  • Health Care (HCR-SL)
  • Hotels and Travels
  • Information Technology (ITT-SL)
  • Investment Trusts (INV-SL)
  • Land and Property (L&P-SL)
  • Manufacturing (MFG-SL)
  • Motors (MTR-SL)
  • Oil Palms (OIL-SL)
  • Plantations (PLT-SL)
  • Power and Energy (P&E-SL)
  • Services (SRV-SL)
  • Stores Supplies (S&S)
  • Telecommunications (TLE-SL)
  • Trading (TRD-SL)

Stocks listed on the Colombo Stock Exchange


  1. Number of Listed Companies (2006, 2007), World Federation of Exchanges
  2. Domestic Market Capitalization (2006, 2007), World Federation of Exchanges
  3. 3.0 3.1 Market Hours, Colombo Stock Exchange
  4. Annual Statistics 2004, Equity Markets, World Federation of Exchanges
  5. Annual Statistics 2005, Equity Markets, World Federation of Exchanges
  6. Annual Statistics 2006, Equity Markets, World Federation of Exchanges
  7. Annual Statistics 2007, Equity Markets, World Federation of Exchanges
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