Sri Lankan shares end down
Oct 16, 2017 19:16 PM GMT+0530 | 0 Comment(s)
ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lankan stocks closed weaker Monday after five sessions of gains, the benchmark index dragged lower by falls in prices of banking shares, while foreigners were net buyers, brokers said.
The All Share Price Index fell 36.36 points (0.55%) to close at 6,595.94 while the more liquid SP SL20 index closed at 3,845.30, down 70.12 points (1.79%). Turnover was Rs395 million.
Asia Securities said foreign investors were net buyers of Rs3.3 million worth of shares, mostly in mobile phone operator Dialog Axiata.
Estimated net foreign selling topped in National Development Bank.
(COLOMBO, October 16, 2017)