Sri Lankan shares end lower on losses in industrials

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July 26 (Reuters) – Sri Lankan shares closed lower on Monday, pulled down by weakness in the industrials sector.

* The CSE All-Share index fell 0.17% to close at 8,122.73. The index added 2.13% last week.

* Conglomerates LOLC Holdings and Vallibel One were the biggest drags on the index, falling 2.1% and 2.6%, respectively.

* The equity market’s turnover was 4.60 billion rupees ($23.12 million), according to exchange data.

* A total of 1,666 coronavirus cases were reported in the last 24 hours, bringing the island nation’s total confirmed cases to 296,516, while deaths rose by 45 to reach a total of 4,099, according to health ministry data here.

* The country has fully vaccinated about 8.23% of its population so far, according to data here from Johns Hopkins.

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* For a report on major currencies, click ($1=199.0000 Sri Lankan rupees) (Reporting by Rama Venkat in Bengaluru; Editing by Aditya Soni)

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