Sri Lanka stock index hits more than 6-year low

Sri Lanka's main stock index traded at its lowest since December 2012 on Wednesday, as investors sold the island nation's risky assets for the second day following deadly Easter Sunday attacks that killed more than 350 people.

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COLOMBO, April 24 (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's main stock index traded at its lowest since December 2012 on Wednesday, as investors sold the island nation's risky assets for the second day following deadly Easter Sunday attacks that killed more than 350 people.

The index was down 0.12 percent at 5,396.15 by 0440 GMT, its lowest since Dec. 7, 2012, Refinitiv data showed.

The Sri Lankan stock index .CSE dived 3.63 percent on Tuesday, its worst drop in more than seven years, due to retail panic selling in its first trading day after the attacks.

(Reporting by Shihar Aneez Editing by Jacqueline Wong)

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