Sri Lankan shares rise for sixth session as consumer, industrial stocks gain

Sept 15 (Reuters) - Sri Lankan shares ended higher for a sixth straight session on Tuesday, helped by gains in industrial and consumer stocks.

** The benchmark CSE All Share Index closed up 0.78% at 5,533.69.

** Shares of Distilleries Company of Sri Lanka and conglomerate Richard Pieris & Company Plc rose 6.7% and 16.7%, respectively, and were among the biggest boosts to the index.

** Trading volume on the CSE All Share Index rose to 157.4 million from 110.1 million in the previous session.

** Foreign investors were net sellers, offloading 1.02 billion Sri Lankan rupees ($5.53 million) worth of shares.

** Equity market turnover was 3.21 billion Sri Lankan rupees, exchange data showed.

** Sri Lankan rupee was last quoted at 184.3 rupees against the dollar, according to Refinitiv data.

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