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Sri Lankan shares breach 11,000 level for first time

Nov 16 (Reuters) - Sri Lankan shares crossed the 11,000 level for the first time on Tuesday, extending gains from the previous session and boosted by financial and industrial stocks.

* The CSE All-Share index rose 2.38% to end at a record close of 11,008.33 points, having hit an all time high of 11,047.41 earlier in the session.

* Commercial Leasing and Finance Plc and LOLC Finance Plc rose 15% and 24.8%, respectively, to be the biggest boosts to the index.

* The country’s services sector purchasing managers’ index (PMI) rose 5.7 points in October from a month ago.

* The manufacturing sector PMI rose 6.1 points in October.

* The equity market's turnover was 10.27 billion rupees, according to stock exchange data here.

* Trading volume on the exchange rose to 538.8 million shares, up from 316.1 million shares in the previous session.

* Foreign investors were net sellers in the equity market, offloading shares worth about 300.3 million rupees, as per exchange data.

* In the last 24 hours, the island nation has reported 732 COVID-19 cases, taking the total to 552,274 with the death toll at 14,016, data from the country's health bureau showed here.

* About 62.68% of the country's population is fully vaccinated so far, according to data from Johns Hopkins University here.

* For a report on global markets, click (Reporting by Soumyajit Saha in Bengaluru; Editing by Shinjini Ganguli)

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