Sri Lanka shares end up 0.3-pct

Chief Regulatory Officer at CSE Renuke Wijayawardhane presenting the listing certificate to Executive Chairperson at Renuka Hotels Shibani Thambiayah

Feb 15, 2012 (LBO) – Sri Lankan shares ended firmer Wednesday after a nine-day slide, brokers said. Environmental Resources Investments was the most actively traded stock, closing at
15.40 rupees, up 30 cents.

HVA Foods was also actively traded, closing at 17.70 rupees, up 80 cents.
Panasian Power ended at 2.70, up 20 cents.

The main All Share Price Index closed up 0.28 percent (13.84 points) at 5,023.80, while the more liquid Milanka index rose 0.46 percent (19.82 points) to close at 4,373.62.

Turnover was 1.4 billion rupees, according to stock exchange provisional figures.

Index heavyweight John Keells Holdings closed at 159.50 rupees, down 10 cents.
Commercial Bank closed at 99.90 rupees, up 40 cents.

People’s Leasing Company fell to a new record low of 11.60 rupees but recovered to close at 12 rupees, down 30 cents.