CDS – Central Depository Systems

Web Name: CDS – Central Depository Systems






Phone: +94 11 2356456 | +94 11 7 420 400 Email: Hours: Mon-Fri: 8:30am to 4:30pm CSE Press Release Careers CSE
e-Dividend payment Services

We can assist you with e- dividend solution for the dividend payments of listed and unlisted companies.

Benefits Flexible dividend payment channels Secure and Efficient Processing
A cost effective solution From more information Call: 0725935301 or 0112356451 Virtual/Hybrid AGM

We can assist you with virtual AGM solutions for your organization’s AGM

Key Features Virtual AGM registrations and invitations Virtual AGM Voting Systems and Presentations Virtual AGM Video Streaming Bank Account Number Live Q&A session From more information Call: 0112 356 451 / 072 593 5301 Email: Subscribe to
e-Statements and e-Dividends.

Submit the following details to your Stockbroker

E-Mail address Mobile Number Bank Account Number
Name and Branch of the Bank Download the form Register with CDS eConnect to experience an array of online services

Submit the following details to your Stockbroker (10th September), Download the CDS-28-e-Service form Via or

Multiple account view Transaction history Monthly e-Statements
Near real time updates View of master file details
CDS account summary Click here for more info
Open Accounts Online New Investors Informations CDS eConnect

Company Secretary Login
Checkout What We Do
Depository Operations Post Trade Settlement Corporate Solutions
Overview Resident Individuals Resident Body Corporates Non-Resident Individuals Non-Resident Body Corporates Non-Resident Collective Investment Schemes
Investor Account Services

Opening and maintenance of CDS Accounts

De-Materialization of securities certificates Re-materialization of securities certificateSecurities Accepted for Dematerialization
Securities Deposits

Deposit of securities certificates and withdrawal of shares

Transfer of shares Transmission of shares & nominations Transfer of Portfolios in case CDS Participant Inactivation
Transfer/Transmission of Shares

Transfer shares between CDS Accounts

E-Statements SMS Alerts E-Connect

Experience an array of
online services

CDS statement CDS Reports Fees
Information Services

Stay updated and

CDS Forms CDS Monthly Reports CDS Rules CDS Operational Guidelines CDS Circulars Registrars/Secretaries of Listed Companies Listed Corporate Debentures KYC/CDD Rules for the Securities Industry
Publications & Downloads

Access CDS Forms and other important documents

Overview Margin Requirements Inter participant settlement Multi-Currency Trades

Settlement of Equity securities traded through CSE

Overview Margin Requirements Inter participant settlement

Settlement of Corporate Debt securities traded through CDS

Custodian Trades Settlement Banks Forms & Formats

General information relating to settlement of trades

Cash dividends Scrip dividends
Dividend Services

Cash, Scrip and other dividend services offered to issuers

AGM Support Services
AGM Support Services

Services related to physical, virtual and hybrid Annual General Meetings

Other Corporate Actions
Other Corporate Actions

Rights Issues, subdivisions and other corporate action services

Registrar Services
Registrar Services

Bureau services offered for listed and unlisted issuers

Ledger information maintenance Share certificate services Transmission of Shares Transfer of Shares Nominations
Shareholder Services

Services offered for shareholders of listed and unlisted companies

Forms of Formats

Access forms and other important documents


About Us

The Central Depository Systems (Pvt) Limited (CDS) is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) and is licensed as a Market Intermediary and Clearing House by the Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka (SEC).

Incorporated on 30th August 1991, the CDS acts as a depository in respect of securities traded on the CSE and holds the securities in custody on behalf of shareholders of the listed companies.

Forming the interface between trading and post trading tasks, the CDS also performs the post trading functions of clearing and settlement.

Media Room
Wednesday July 7, 2021|Media Room Second Phase of CDS Digitalization Initiatives – Launch of revamped CDS eConnect

The second phase of the digitalization initiative, which went live on 7th July 2021, is expected to cater to the

Read More Friday May 7, 2021|Media Room CDS enables digital applications for IPOs

CDS stepped forward with their registrar services for IPOs of companies listing on the CSE, initiating with Chrissworld Limited which

Read More Wednesday October 7, 2020|Media Room CDS Digitalization Initiatives – Launch of Online Account Opening

A special market opening ceremony was organized by the Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka (SEC) and the Colombo

Read More Explore More
Quick Answers
How to change/amend shareholder name, NIC number, Bank Details and address details? Depending on the detail that you wish to amend in the Ledger and your share certificate(s), required supporting documents differ. You can view the details by visiting our Ledger Information Maintenance section and Share Certificate Services section. What is a Depository? A depository can be compared to a bank. A depository holds securities (like shares, debentures, bonds, Government Securities, units etc.) of investors in electronic form. Besides holding securities, a depository also provides services related to transactions in securities. Is there a transaction cost applicable for the trades I do? Depending on the type of security that you have traded, there are transaction costs applicable. Explore More
De-Mat-Services Overview 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 & Nominations
Privacy Policy Corporate Actions & Services Overview Registrar & Corporate Action Services Corporate Actions Monthly Statements Fee Structure CDS Reports Affiliated International Organizations ACG - Asia Pacific Central Securities Depository Group AGC - Association of Global Custodians Publications & Downloads CDS Forms CDS Monthly Reports CDS Rules CDS Circulars Registrars/Secretaries of Listed Companies Listed Corporate Debt Details KYC & CDD Rules for the Securities Industry Quick Contact

If you have any questions or need help, feel free to contact with our team.
+94 11 2356456
+94 11 7 420 400

Ground Floor, M&M Center 341/5, Kotte Road, Rajagiriya Sri Lanka.

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