ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka stocks closed down 0.46 percent Tuesday amid profit taking, especially in banking stocks, market participants said.
The Colombo All Share Index closed down 48 points at 10,613 points. The S&P SL20 index of liquid stocks 0.35 percent to 2,996 points.
A state fund has continued to sell and foreign interest has also dried up of late, brokers said.
Sampath Bank was down 1 rupee to 67.00 rupees, DFCC was down 1.50 rupees to 78.70, Seylan was down 1.80 at 45.20 rupees.
Ceylon Brewery, an illiquid was down 223 rupees to 1,227 rupees. (Colombo/Nov17/2023)