Dec 22 - The Sri Lankan market closed down over 1% on Wednesday, leading to a two-day win streak on losses. This is driven by an increase in heavyweight stocks.
* The share index was 11.49% higher at 11 814.37 points.
* Conglomerate of LOLC Holdings and finance provider Senkadagala Finance were the top movers, gaining 2,6 % and 25% respectively.
* According to a reputed report, the equity market has estimated to have a turnover of 3.80 billion rupees (18.81 million dollars).
* Sales volume rose to 153,6 million shares from 181,5 million shares in the previous session.
* Foreign investors were net-buyers on the securities market, offloading a stake worth 99.4 million rupees, according to exchange data.
* Separately, the secretary of the Sri Lankan parliament said the island-nation plans to settle 251 million dollars in oil import dues owed Iran by bartering tea, amid a foreign slumping deficit.
In the last 24 hours, the country reported 713 new coronavirus cases - totaling 580,922, while the number of deaths sank 24 to 14,795, data from the city's.
According to a report, more than half of Sri Lanka's population has been completely vaccinated.
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