The Colombo Stock Exchange closed down for 51 days during the height of COVID-19. To avoid a market collapse, the CSE had to speak to a segment of potential investors whom they had rarely interacted with before: the youth. They had already launched a mobile app that made investing hassle free. They now had to get people on to the app.
Young adults were distant from the concept of stock trading. They thought it was reserved for old-school businessmen in suits.