Saturday, October 10, 2009

How to buy and sell shares in Colombo share market?

If you are NOT buying from Primary market (from a new issue -IPO) you should go through your Stockbroker
On the Secondary market an investor could either buy from or sell to another investor, subsequent to the original issuance in the primary market.
You must first find yourself a stockbroker /custodian bank and open a CDS account through that participant.

Once they confirm your CDS account number, you can contact your broker through

  • Phone

  • Fax

  • Personal visit or

  • The Internet (online trading)
    to trade in the secondary market.

You must clearly instruct your broker of the

  • Name of the company

  • Number of shares &

  • The price

of the shares which you wish to buy or sell.


  1. need more particulars on the topic, how to buy and sell......

  2. if there are any good and honest brokers please contact me on this number.. 0757989815
    thank you

  3. well where can i meet a broker, I would prefer if its a bank i mean a reliable bank

  4. Actually Iam interested in dealing withthe sharemarket Still Icould not do it Iseek for a reliable broker if it is a bank better and instruct me the procedure I am ready to invest some money Hope a favourable response from a respective body

  5. Can shares return to the company to the current price?