The Sri Lanka’s stock market (Colombo Stock Exchange) opening was delayed over an information technology issue, an official said. After initially informing brokers that the market will open at 10.00 am the broker were told that there was an indefinite delay.
“Please note that the market has been halted until further notice,” brokers were told in a message.
However, order books are shown, though the status is still Open Auction Call, trading has been halted.
A CSE official said an information technology issue was being resolved, without elaborating. According to brokers, it’s a technical problem. They said that during the last few days the CSE had been testing (mock runs) a new software version/upgrade or and that it’s roll-out would have failed.