July 14 (Reuters) - Sri Lankan shares rose more than 1% on Tuesday, after falling for two straight sessions, helped by gains in financial and consumer staple companies.
** The benchmark CSE All Share Index closed up 1.38% at 4,947.11.
** Boosting the index, food and beverages maker Nestle Lanka Plc jumped 5% and cigarette maker Ceylon Tobacco Company Plc gained 1.3%.
** Foreign investors were net sellers, offloading 488.5 million Sri Lankan rupees ($2.63 million) worth of shares, according to exchange data.
** Trading volume fell to 49.2 million from 49.8 million in the previous session, while equity market turnover was about 1.86 billion rupees.
** The Sri Lankan rupee was last quoted at 185.80 against the dollar as of 0106 GMT, compared with the previous session’s close of 185.85.
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