About Us


CT CLSA Securities (Pvt) Ltd (formerly CT Smith Stockbrokers Pvt Ltd), a Member of the Colombo Stock Exchange, is one of the leading stockbroking firms in Sri Lanka and is a fully owned subsidiary of CT CLSA Holdings Limited. The company has been responsible for consistently generating a high proportion of foreign turnover at the Colombo bourse since inception in 1993. The company offers Execution, Investment Advice, Research and Corporate Access Services through its award winning Trading and Research Teams.

CT CLSA Holdings Limited operates the capital market cluster of the Colombo Stock Exchange listed conglomerate CT Holdings PLC and also is the Strategic Equity Partner of CLSA, Asia’s leading Capital Markets and Investment Group, which owns a 25% equity stake in CT CLSA. CT CLSA offers Stockbroking, Investment Banking and Asset Management Services through its fully owned subsidiaries CT CLSA Securities (Pvt) Ltd, CT CLSA Capital (Pvt) Ltd and Comtrust Asset Management (Pvt) Ltd in Sri Lanka

Our Strengths

Superior Trade Execution

A highly experienced sales team, a strong presence in the institutional market and established dealing networks enable the company to meet the trade execution requirements of clients.

Investment Advice

Proactively advises clients on the market dynamics, stock positions and the broader economy

In-depth Research

Provides detailed research coverage encapsulating companies comprising approximately 45% of market capitalization, the economy and overall market expectations

Corporate Access

Frequently arranges client visits and meetings with most large corporates as well as policymakers in the country

Established Client Relationships

Longstanding dealing relationships with a network of foreign & local institutional and high net worth investors


1992 – CT Smith Stockbrokers (Pvt) Ltd was set up as a joint venture between CT Holdings (then Ceylon Theatres) and Smith New Court (Far East) Ltd, the former British brokerage house

1994 – CT Smith Stockbroker’s relationship with CLSA commenced

1997 – CT Smith became a 100% locally owned entity

2011 – CT Smith Holdings Ltd was formed as the holding company of CT Smith Stockbrokers (Pvt) Ltd, CT Capital (Pvt) Ltd, and Comtrust Asset Management (Pvt) Ltd

2014 – Subsequent to a 25% equity investment by CLSA, the companies were rebranded as CT CLSA Holdings Limited, CT CLSA Securities (Pvt) Ltd and CT CLSA Capital (Pvt) Ltd