Dialog and Richard Peiris in S&P Sri Lanka 20 index replacing Hayleys and Melstacorp


Dec 15, 2017 (LBO) – The Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) announced the following changes in S&P Sri Lanka 20 index constituents made by S&P Dow Jones Indices at the 2017 year-end index re-balance.

A revision of the S&P SL 20 methodology in March 2017 established the practice of a semiannual re-balance of the index (previously conducted annually), which is set to take place during the months of June and December each year.

The revision also established the inclusion of non‐voting ordinary shares listed by the respective companies of the S&P SL 20 Index, provided that such shares meet relevant liquidity requirements.

The exclusions and inclusions as announced by S&P Dow Jones Indices, effective from 18 December 2017 (after the market close of 15 December 2017) are presented below in alphabetical order.


No. Company CSE Ticker
1 Hayleys PLC HAYL.N0000
2 Melstacorp PLC MELS.N0000


No. Company CSE Ticker
1 Dialog Axiata PLC DIAL.N0000
2 Richard Pieris and Company PLC RICH.N0000

The S&P SL 20 index includes the 20largest companies, by total market capitalization, listed on the CSE that meet minimum size, liquidity and financial viability thresholds. The constituents are weighted by float-adjusted market capitalization, subject to a single stock cap of 15%, which is employed to reduce single stock concentration.

The S&P SL 20 index has been designed in accordance with international practices and standards. All stocks are classified according to the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS®), which was co-developed by S&P Dow Jones Indices and MSCI and is widely used by market participants throughout the world.

To be eligible for inclusion, a stock must have a minimum float-adjusted market capitalization of 500 million Sri Lankan rupees (Rs), a six-month median daily value traded of Rs 0.5 million, have been traded at least 10 days of each month for the three months prior to the rebalancing reference date, and have positive net income over the 12 months prior to the rebalancing reference date. For information, including the complete methodology, please visit: www.spindices.com

Effective from 18 December 2017 the stocks in the S&P Sri Lanka 20 in alphabetical order are as follows.

Access Engineering PLC AEL.N0000
Aitken Spence PLC SPEN.N0000
Ceylon Cold Stores PLC CCS.N0000
Ceylon Tobacco Company PLC CTC.N0000
Chevron Lubricants Lanka PLC LLUB.N0000
Commercial Bank of Ceylon PLC COMB.N0000
Commercial Bank of Ceylon PLC Non-Voting COMB.X0000
Dialog Axiata PLC DIAL.N0000
Hatton National Bank PLC HNB.N0000
Hatton National Bank PLC Non-Voting HNB.X0000
Hemas Holdings PLC HHL.N0000
John Keells Holdings PLC JKH.N0000
Lanka Orix Leasing Company PLC LOLC.N0000
National Development Bank PLC NDB.N0000
Nestle Lanka PLC NEST.N0000
People’s Leasing & Finance PLC PLC.N0000
Richard Pieris & Company PLC RICH.N0000
Sampath Bank PLC SAMP.N0000
Seylan Bank PLC SEYB.N0000
Seylan Bank PLC Non-Voting SEYB.X0000
Teejay Lanka PLC TJL.N0000
Tokyo Cement Company (Lanka) PLC TKYO.N0000
Tokyo Cement Company (Lanka) PLC Non-Voting TKYO.X0000