If you wish to conduct share transactions through the Colombo Stock Exchange you should open a Securities Account in the CDS through a Participant organization (a stockbroker or a custodian bank).Your CDS accounts should be operated through your Participant organization, and any changes to your account will have to be forwarded through the Participant. You cannot issue instructions directly to the CDS.

Direct Participants are the stockbrokers who are licensed by the Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka (SEC) and are members of the CSE

Indirect Participants These are the banks registered under the Banking Act of Sri Lanka

Services provided to account holders
  • Opening of Client Accounts - Resident
  • Opening of Client Accounts - Non-Resident
  • Maintenance of Client Accounts
  • De-Materialization of Securities Certificates
  • Re-Materialization of Securities Certificates
  • Transfer of Shares
  • Transmissions and Nominations