Feb 12 (Reuters) - Sri Lankan shares ended lower on Wednesday, dragged by losses in consumer discretionary and financial stocks.
** The benchmark stock index closed down 0.35% at 5,878.44.
** Commercial Bank of Ceylon was the biggest drag on the index, settling down 3.37%.
** Foreign investors were net sellers, offloading 284.1 million rupees ($1.57 million) worth of shares.
** The rupee was last quoted at 181.35 against the U.S. dollar, as of 1326 GMT, unchanged from the previous session’s close, according to Refinitiv data
** Equity market turnover was 597.7 million rupees, stock exchange data showed.
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