The decision was taken due to the difficulties faced by investors and other stakeholders in accessing and operating the market as a result of the prevailing power cuts.
In a statement, the chief regulatory officer CSE Renuke Wijayawardhane said the trading hours are being restricted in consultation with the Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka (SEC), having considered a request made by Stock Broker Firms.
The trading hours are as follows:
Pre-open session – 10.00am to 10.30am
Open auction – 10.30am
Regular trading – commences at 10.30am
Market close – 12.30pm
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