Sri Lanka stocks close 0.06-pct lower

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka stocks closed 0.06 percent lower on Thursday.

Colombo’s All Share Price index (ASPI) closed 3.44 points lower at 5,345.13.

The S&P SL20 index of more liquid stocks closed 0.10 percent or 2.40 points up at 2,482.32.

The market turnover was 337 million rupees with 52 stocks gaining and 68 stocks declining.

Lion Brewery Ceylon fell 19.40 rupees to close at 530.60 rupees a share, contributing most to the ASPI’s fall.

John Keells Holdings closed 1.00 rupees down at 138.00 rupees a share and Distilleries Company of Sri Lanka fell 20 cents to 15.00 rupees a share, also pushing the ASPI down.
(COLOMBO, 27 June, 2019)