Tuesday’s turnover ended at 534.27 million rupees, largely driven by trades in market heavyweights, John Keells Holdings and Commercial Bank.
Conglomerate John Keells Holdings PLC fell 3.30 rupees to 188.00 rupees on trades of 794,652.Commercial Bank, which also runs a successful banking operation in Bangladesh, fell 90-cents to 104.00 rupees on trades of 646,148 shares.
Pan Asia Power closed flat at 2.10 rupees on 5.9 million shares.
The Colombo Stock Exchange said state-run Sanasa Development Bank Limited will list 25.17 million shares on the main board from May 31, by way of an introduction.
Sanasa’s top three shareholders are: SANASA Insurance Company Limited (4.17 percent), People’s Leasing Company PLC (3.97 percent) and the International Finance Corporation (3.57 percent).