Sri Lanka stocks end 0.18-pct lower

Colombo Stock Exchange board

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka stocks ended 0.18 percent lower, provisional data showed.

Colombo’s All Share Price Index was down 10.44 points to 5,900.48, and the S&P SL20 index of more liquid stocks fell 0.14 percent or 4.05 points to 2,924.65.

Market turnover was 639.7 million rupees with 59 stocks gaining and 70 falling.

Nestle Lanka fell 49.60 rupees to 1,300.20 rupees a share, John Keells was down 2.00 rupees to 156.00 rupees a share and Lion Brewery Ceylon fell 24.90 to 575.00 rupees a share, pushing the ASPI down.

(COLOMBO, 29 August 2019)

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