Thursday’s turnover was 797.24 million rupees, largely driven by 386.37 million rupees worth of transactions in Eden Hotel Lanka, figures showed. Brokers speculated that the LOLC Group may have transferred some of their Eden shares within the group.
A block of 12,877,306 Eden Hotel shares was sold a t 30.00 rupees each, brokers said. But the counter closed flat at 29.50 rupees on volumes of 12.88 million shares.Market heavyweight John Keells Holdings, slipped 4.00 rupees to 186.00 rupees on trades of 873,554 shares. A parcel of 280,000 JKH shares sold at 185.00 rupees during the day, while another block of 400,000 JKH sold at 185.00 rupees.
PCH Holdings, a computer peripheral company, saw a block 2.0 million shares trade at 15.00 rupees. The counter closed up 4.70 rupees to 14.00 rupees on volumes of 5.15 million shares.
Dialog Axiata PLC, the country’s largest mobile phone operator, slipped 10 cents to 6.10 rupees on trades of 5.04 million shares. A block of 5.0 million Dialog shares traded at 6.20 rupees.