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GETTING STARTED

To start trading in Colombo Stock Exchange, you need to open a CDS account with us. Once you have setup your account, you can then place share trades with your investment advisor who will execute it on your behalf or you can directly place orders thorough our online trading platforms.

OPEN AN ACCOUNT

Opening an Securities Investment Account

Securities Investment Account (SIA) can be opened with commercial bank of Sri Lanka to invest in Treasury Bills/Treasury Bonds issued by Government of Sri Lanka/Equity capital of companies incorporated in Sri Lanka /Units of Unit Trusts in Sri Lanka.

Following Investors are eligible to open SIA:

  • Foreign Institutional Investors such as Country Funds, Regional Funds, or Mutual Funds
  • Corporate bodies incorporated outside Sri Lanka
  • Citizens of foreign states whether resident in Sri Lanka or outside Sri Lanka
  • Non-resident Sri Lankans
  • Sri Lankan professionals living in Sri Lanka who receive inward remittances
  • Dual citizens who receive inward remittances

Permitted Credits to SIA

  • Inward remittances received from abroad through banking system
  • Transfer of funds from NRFC/FCBU/RNNFC accounts of the same account holder
  • Sale proceeds realized out of sale or transfer of maturity of T-Bonds/T.Bills or any income realized by way of capital gain thereof
  • Sale proceeds of share supported by documentary evidence (Broker’s Contract Notes and evidence of payments of tax etc.,) and dividends
  • Dividend income on units of unit trusts net of tax supported by documentary evidence
  • Proceeds on redemption of units net of tax supported by documentary evidence
  • Commission related to share transaction with supporting evidence
  • Liquidation proceeds of companies
  • Interest received on T-bonds and Other all credit permitted on shares in terms of operating instructions No.06/02/12/2001 dated 06/11/2001 in respect of Stock Borrowings and Lending (SBL) transactions

Permitted Debits to SIA

  • Payment for investment in shares/units of unit trusts/T.Bonds/T.Bills
  • Outward remittances of sales redemption/maturity or liquidation proceeds of shares/units/T.bonds/T.bills and dividend of shares or units
  • Payment to brokers ,primary dealers ,lead managers, management company of unit trust and bank charges
  • Payment of local expenses of the account holder
  • Transfer of funds to the accounts maintained by the account holder at FCBU
  • All debit permitted in CBSL operating instruction number 06/02/12/2001 of 06.11.2001 in respect of SBL instruction on shares

Others:

  • Transfer of funds between SIA of the same account holder is permitted
  • SIA may be held jointly by eligible investors
  • Eligible investors also can apply Repurchase/Reverse Repurchase transactions using T-bills/bonds purchased under the scheme

Required Documentation:

  • For Individuals
    • Photocopy of the pages of Passport with Photograph and details
    • Mandate Form duly completed and signed
  • For Companies
    • Copy of the Memorandum of Association and Article of Association duly certified Mandate Form duly completed and signed
Updated as at : 22nd September 2017
Daily Market Statistics
  Today Previous Change %
ASPI

6427.26

6451.55 0.38
S&P SL 20 3692.15 3713.22 0.57

Turnover (LKR mn)

218

541

60
Market Cap (LKR bn) 2914 2926  
Net Foreign Inflow (LKR mn) 31 54  
Market PE (x)

9.9

9.9

 

 

 

 

 

CSE Statistics
  YTD 2016 2015
Return on ASPI

3.20

-9.7 -5.5
Net foreign inflow (LKR mn)  17464 384 -5370

 

 

Exchange Rates
Currency   Buying (Rs.) Selling (Rs.)
Dollar (USA)  

150.78

154.58

Pound (UK)   204.06 210.92
Euro (EU)   179.18 185.90
Yen (Japan)   1.34 1.39
Dollar (Australia)  

118.35

123.59
Dollar (Singapore)   111.29 115.35
Rupee (India)  

2.36

 
Treasury Bill Rates
  This Week Previous Week Change(bps)
3M

 

   
6M 8.94 9.05 11.00 
12M 9.05 9.20 15.00
Inflation Rate

 

 

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