Feb 10 (Reuters) - Sri Lankan equities closed lower on Monday as losses in industrials offset gains in consumer staples and financial stocks.
** The benchmark Sri Lankan stock index closed down 0.15% at 5933.75 points.
** Conglomerate John Keells Holdings was the biggest drag on the index, closing 1% lower.
** Ceylinco Insurance finished 8.03% higher and was the biggest boost to the main index. Nestle Lanka rose 3.9%.
** Foreign investors were net sellers, offloading 65.2 million Sri Lankan rupees ($359,525.78) worth of shares.
** The Sri Lankan rupee closed at 181.35 against the U.S. dollar, compared with Friday’s close of 181.4, according to Refinitiv data.
** Equity market turnover was 352.3 million Sri Lankan rupees, stock exchange data showed.
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