Top losers at 1130 hours were Commercial Bank, Aitken Spence and Expolanka.
Shares had seen a broad base pick up after assurances from India and China over the ending of the week.
“I can tell this assembly that the talks are successful,” President Wickremesinghe told parliament.
“The UNP-SLPP alliance is in no way a challenge to the SJB,” said Attanayake.
Many trade unions are up in the arm against tax hike
Top losers during mid day trade were Expolanka, LOLC and Sampath Bank.
Sri Lanka also plans to set up 111 new police stations.
There are approximately 20,000 IT job openings in the public and private sectors
“Ministry officials to grant loans for the egg producers under a minimum interest rate to reduce production costs."
"These kinds of tragedies occur every other year due to the extreme hot climatic conditions, floods and so on.
"Some of the index heavy counters are dominating today," analysts said.
"The market was pushed up over the news of a potential 10 year debt moratorium," analysts said.
Market has continued to gain for the past four sessions.
India, China deal with crisis-hit Sri Lanka in a way to anger each other
"Market is still being pushed by Expolanka's expansion news, while Lanka IOC is moving on higher valuation."
Sri Lankan Ambassador in China had proposed creating four/five cruise itineraries in the island.
CBSL to hold policy decision meeting on Thursday
Monthly remittances have started rise year-on-year in September for the first time in 16 months
Analysts have a mixed view on the 2023 budget
Borrowing cost has been over 30%, but dealers have demanded much more than that - sources
Year on year, BCI shows that food prices have risen 53% in October 2022.
Tea is Sri Lanka's main export crop and earns over $1.5 billion export revenue annually.
“Certain enterprise laws will be altered for the interest of brining investment to Sri Lanka."
Trading was dull as investors awaited for directions from 2023 budget
Market slipped in the last two sessions
Bidders demanded higher rate for July 2925 bonds