Sri Lanka stocks close up 0.31 pct

October 05, 2012 (LBO) – Sri Lanka stocks closed up 0.31 percent Friday The Colombo All Share Index closed at 5,879.69 up 18.34 points and the S & P SL 20 Index closed 9.18 points lower at 5,466.50 down 0.17 percent.

Turnover was 551 million rupees. Top contributors to turnover were LOLC with Rs.133 million, Sanasa Development Bank with Rs.51 million and JKH with Rs.35 million.

Aitken Spence PLC slipped 0.90 cents to close at 135.00 rupees up 0.67 percent. AVIVA NDB Insurance PLC gained 29.50 rupees to close at 395.70 up 8.06 percent.

Commercial Bank slipped 0.80 cents to close at 113.10 rupees down 0.70 percent. DFCC Bank gained 0.10 cents to close at 118.00 rupees up 0.08 percent. Hatton National Bank closed flat at 114.00 rupees.

Dialog Axiata PLC closed flat at 8.80 rupees.

Index heavy John Keells Holdings PLC slipped 3.50 rupees to close at 216.40 rupees down 1.59 percent.