Aug 24 (Reuters) - Sri Lankan shares rose for a fifth straight session on Monday, helped by consumer staple companies, while financial stocks capped gains.
** The benchmark CSE All Share Index rose 0.06% to 5,385.79.
** Nestle Lanka Plc and Distilleries Company of Sri Lanka Plc were the biggest boosts to the index, climbing 6% and 5.23%, respectively.
** Ceylinco Insurance Plc was the biggest drag, shedding 5.1%.
** The Sri Lankan rupee was last quoted at 184.9 against the dollar, according to Refinitiv data.
** The data on equity market turnover and foreign investor trades were not updated at session’s close on the stock exchange website as of 1314 GMT.
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