Sri Lankan stocks down, foreigners buy JKH

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lankan stocks closed weaker in thin trade on Monday, after two days of gains, with foreign buying seen in conglomerate John Keells Holdings (JKH), brokers said.

The All Share Price Index closed at 6,372.24, down 3.62 points (-0.06%), while the more liquid SP SL20 index closed at 3,672.50, down 2.08 points (-0.06%). Turnover was 291 million rupees.

JKH closed at 160.50 rupees, up 10 cents. The stock is up 10.7 percent this year.

Foreign selling was seen in Aitken Spence, which closed at 60 rupees, down 50 cents.
(COLOMBO, September 11, 2017)