Sri Lanka stocks close down 0.2-pct

(L to R): Nasir Uddhin Chowdhury - MD, Lanka Bangla Securities, Ajith Fernando - Group CEO, CAL, Naveed Vakil – COO, AKD Securities

Dec 15, 2010 (LBO) – Sri Lankan stocks closed down 0.21 percent Thursday, with a dull day of trading in the market, brokers said.

The All Share Price Index closed at 6,360.34, down 0.21 percent (13.42 points) while the Milanka index of liquid stocks dipped 0.17 percent (11.58 points) to close at 6,821.77, according to Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) provisional figures.

Turnover was 922 million rupees.

JKH closed at 294.40, down 0.90 cents and Dialog Axiata closed at 11.30, down 0.10 cents.

Sampath Bank closed at 255.30, down 0.20 cents and Commercial Bank closed at 259.10, down 0.90 cents.