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Sri Lankan shares boosted by financials and industrials

June 7 (Reuters) - Sri Lankan shares closed higher on Monday for an eighth session in nine, helped by gains in financials and industrial stocks.

* The CSE All-Share Index ended up 0.32% at 7,591.90.

* Financial services company Central Finance Company Plc and liquor products distiller and manufacturer Distilleries Company of Sri Lanka Plc were the top boosts to the index, rising 13.9% and 2.5%, respectively.

* Sri Lanka has reported 205,333 total confirmed coronavirus cases, as of Monday, and 1,696 deaths, according to health ministry data here.

* On Sunday, the island nation received a million more doses of the Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine.

* Trading volume rose to 114.9 million from 96.3 million in the previous session.

* Foreign investors were net sellers in the equity market, offloading shares worth 108.4 million rupees ($551,653.94), according to exchange data.

* The Sri Lankan rupee was last quoted at 196.5 against the U.S. dollar, as of 1326 GMT, 0.25% stronger for the day compared to last session’s close of 197, according to Refinitiv data.

* Equity market turnover was 2.10 billion rupees, exchange data showed.

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$1 = 196.5000 Sri Lankan rupees Reporting by Anuron Kumar Mitra in Bengaluru and Waruna Karunatilake in Colombo; Editing by Subhranshu Sahu

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