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Sri Lankan shares end lower as industrials, consumer stocks drag

March 18 (Reuters) - Sri Lankan shares closed lower on Thursday for a fourth straight session, dragged down by losses in industrials, consumer staples and financial stocks.

* The CSE All-Share Index closed 1.62% lower at 6,930.76.

* Among individual stock moves, LOLC and conglomerate Expolanka Holdings were the top two drags on the CSE All-Share index, falling 3.7% and 4.9%, respectively.

* Trading volume rose to 65.4 million from 38.9 million in the previous session.

* Foreign investors were net sellers, offloading 208.8 million Sri Lankan rupees ($1.07 million) worth of shares, according to exchange data.

* Equity market turnover was 1.30 billion rupees, exchange data showed.

* The Sri Lankan rupee was quoted at 197 against the dollar as of 1117 GMT, according to Refinitiv data.

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* For a report on major currencies, click ($1 = 196.00 Sri Lankan rupees) (Reporting by Philip George in Bengaluru; Editing by Maju Samuel)

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