Sri Lanka shares up 0.13 percent

June 18, 2012 (LBO) – Sri Lankan share prices nudged up 6.89 points, after falling some 51 points during intra-day trade, despite buying interest in selected stocks, brokers said. New entrant, Ramboda Falls, rose 14.10 rupees to 24.10 rupees on trades of 706,888 shares, on speculative buying interest, brokers said.

Lanka Hospitals, gained 1.10 rupees to 32.10 rupees on trades of 485,326 shares.

P C H Holdings Limited, the parent company of the listed IT peripheral’s firm PC House, is to list 252,000,242 ordinary shares on the Diri Savi board by way of an introduction, the Colombo Stock Exchange announced on Monday. The broader All Share Price Index added 0.13 percent to 4,998.10, while the liquid Milanka Price Index gained 12.07 points or 0.27 percent on Monday, according to Colombo Stock Exchange figures.

Total turnover was 295.47 million rupees of which foreign buying accounted for 20.35 million rupees over sales of 27.31 million rupees.

Carsons Cumberbatch PLC was the toast of the day accounting for 18.69 million rupees of the turnover. The counter dipped 10 cents to close at 466.90 on trades of 40,030 shares.