Sri Lanka stocks close 0.16-pct higher

ECONOMYNEXT – Colombo’s stock market closed 0.16 percent higher Thursday with buying seen in Distilleries Company of Sri Lanka, Commercial Leasing and Finance and Ceylon Beverage Holdings, provisional data showed.

Colombo’s All Share closed 8.63 points higher at 5,384.36 and the S&P SL20 of more liquid stocks was down 0.05 percent or 1.21 points to 2,503.60.

The market turnover was 235.5 million rupees with 61 stocks gaining and 52 declining.

Distilleries Company of Sri Lanka gained 60 cents to 15.60 rupees a share, Commercial Leasing and Finance PLC was up 30 cents at 2.90 rupees a share and Ceylon Beverage Holdings PLC ended90.50 rupees higher at 848.60 rupees, contributing most to the ASPI gain.
(COLOMBO, 13 June, 2019)


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