Colombo Stock Exchange


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Symbol Location Market Cap Status Opening Bell Closing Bell
CSE Colombo,
Sri Lanka
$18.18 Billion 9:30 AM 2:30 PM

Colombo Stock Exchange 2017

Colombo Stock Exchange Table of Contents

Colombo Stock Exchange by the Numbers

The Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) is based in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Below is a break down of key Colombo Stock Exchange figures.

Market Capitalization

Ranked 58th in Market Capitalization ($18.18 Billion)

Market Cap over Sri Lanka GDP ratio is 27.91%

Sri Lanka Statistics

Ranked 71st in Gross Domestic Product ($65.12 Billion)

Ranked 55th in Population (21.51 Million People)

Colombo Stock Exchange is the 58th largest exchange out of the 76 stock exchanges we track. The Colombo Stock Exchange's Market Capitalization is $18.18 Billion adjusted US Dollars as of March 2017. Although the primary currency used by the Colombo Stock Exchange is the Sri Lanka Rupee (₨).

The population in Sri Lanka is approximately 21.51 Million people and the country has a GDP of $65.12 Billion adjusted US Dollars. Sri Lanka ranks 55th in terms of population and 128th in terms of GDP out of 240 countries and country equivalents.

Market Capitalization to GDP ratio, which when compared to the historic ratio is an indicator that a market is over or under valued, is 27.91%.

† Market Capitalization and Gross Domestic Product are both converted into U.S. Dollars. Data shown here is from March 2017 and is updated yearly.

When is the Colombo Stock Exchange Open?

Upcoming Holidays

Christmas Day December 25, 2017
Duruthu Full Moon Poya Day January 1, 2018
Tamil Thai Pongal Holiday January 14, 2018
Adhi Duruthu Full Moon Poya Day January 31, 2018
National Day Holiday February 4, 2018
Mahasivarathri Day February 14, 2018
Day prior to Sinhala & Tamil New Year Day April 13, 2018
Sinhala & Tamil New Year Day April 14, 2018

Trading Schedule

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Does the Colombo Stock Exchange close for lunch?

The Colombo Stock Exchange does not close for lunch. The exchange opens at 9:30 AM and stays open all day until the closing bell at 2:30 PM.

Colombo Stock Exchange Timezone

The Colombo Stock Exchange uses the Asia/Colombo timezone for all listed times. This timezone is currently +05:30. Asia/Colombo does not observe Daylight Saving Time (DST).

About the Colombo Stock Exchange

Colombo Stock Exchange Currency

The Colombo Stock Exchange trades shares in Sri Lanka Rupee. The official ISO 4217 currency code for Sri Lanka Rupee is LKR. The official currency symbol is "₨". Note that all dollar values listed on this site, such as market cap, are in U.S. Dollars.

Economy and Geography

The Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) is located in Asia and its headquarters is located in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Companies listed on the Colombo Stock Exchange are primarily Sri Lanka based companies and trade in Sri Lanka Rupee. Companies outside of Sri Lanka would be listed in a different exchange. See the full list of exchanges.

Contact the Colombo Stock Exchange

In most cases, you will want contact your broker instead of contacting the Colombo Stock Exchange directly. Most general information about the Colombo Stock Exchange can be found on the web at

To contact the Colombo Stock Exchange, you can use the information below:

  • Phone Number: +94 11 2 356456
  • Email Address:

What's Next?

Check out the Colombo Stock Exchange Bell Countdown see when the stock market opens next. All holiday closures are taken into account by our Opening/Closing Bell Countdown. You can even turn on/off an opening and closing bell notification sound.

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