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The rupee was quoted as low as 174.00/17.50 to the dollar in the spot market at times in near free float conditions, with no apparent intervention, dealers said.
The Colombo All Share Index topped 5,880 points to gaining over 50 points of 0.88 percent in the first half hour of trading Monday.
Hatton National Bank was up 10.70 rupees to reach 219.00 rupees and Commercial Bank was up 1.70 rupees to 112.00.
Index heavy John Keells Holdings was up 3.90 to reach 144.0 rupees.
A three-year bond maturing on 15.10.2021 was quoted at 11.00/50 percent, up from 10.85/95 percent Friday, dealers said.
A five-year bond maturing on 15 July 2023 was quoted at 11.50/12.45 percent, up from the previous day's closing of 11.35/40 percent. (Colombo/Oct29/2018)