Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) Trading Hours

Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) Profile

The Central Depository Systems (Pvt) Limited (CDS) is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) and is licensed as a Market Intermediary and Clearing House by the Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka (SEC).

Incorporated on 30th August 1991, the CDS acts as a depository in respect of securities traded on the CSE and holds the securities in custody on behalf of shareholders of the listed companies.

CSE Contact Info:

Registered Office:

#04-01, West Block
World Trade Center, Echelon Square,
Colombo 01.
Tel: +94 11 2356456
Fax: +94 11 2445279

Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) Trading Hours

Colombo Stock Exchange trading is conducted from Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) at 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM.

Monday9:30 AM – 2:30 PM.
Tuesday9:30 AM – 2:30 PM.
Wednesday9:30 AM – 2:30 PM.
Thursday9:30 AM – 2:30 PM.
Friday9:30 AM – 2:30 PM.


Colombo Stock Exchange 2019 Holidays


Holiday Name

Observed Date



Tamil Thai Pongal Holiday

January 15, 2019



Sinhala & Tamil New Year Day

April 19, 2019



May Day

May 1, 2019




June 19, 2019



Esala Full Moon Poya Day

July 2, 2019



Adhi Esala Full Moon Poya Day

July 31, 2019




August 26, 2019



Nikini Full Moon Poya Day

August 30, 2019



Vap Full Moon Poya Day

October 28, 2019




November 11, 2019



Il Full Moon Poya Day

November 26, 2019



Christmas Day

December 25, 2019


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