The Colombo Stock Market (CSE) All Share Price Index of (ASPI) recorded the second biggest drop in history today.
The ASPI dropped by a record 221.24 points, which was the second biggest drop in a single day in history, closing at 5,121.91 points.
Earlier in the day trading at the Colombo Stock Exchange was halted for a few minutes after the S & P SL20 index fell by 5%.
The record drop was attributed to foreign investors exiting from risky assets due to the impact of the coronavirus outbreak. (Colombo Gazette)