Sri Lanka’s active stock market investors have increased to 64,000 by September 2010 from 37,000 a year earlier.
According to the Securities and Exchange Commission, there were 530,000 accounts in the central depository system of the Colombo Stock Exchange but most of them were dormant. Chairperson of the Commission Indrani Sugathadasa gave these details in her address at an educational exhibition and seminar on the capital markets of Sri Lanka to market the investment day 2010. Sri Lanka’s stocks have risen steeply over 2009 and 2010 is currently going through a correction. Sri Lanka has been the first and second best performing market in the world for most of the years. It was revealed that capital was also flowing to emerging markets because of weak economic growth in developed countries.