Sri Lanka stocks closed down 0.3-pct

Jan 20, 2016 (LBO) – Sri Lankan stocks closed down 0.35 percent for a fourth consecutive session with losses in index heavy stocks, brokers said.

The Colombo benchmark All Share Price Index closed lower 22.06 points at 6,261.18 down 0.35 percent. S&P SL20 closed 9.91 points down at 3,251.39 down 0.30 percent.

Turnover was at 607 million rupees, with 53 stocks closing positive against 92 negative.

The main index made losses in John Keells Holdings with the stock closing at 156.30 rupees, down 3.60 rupees and Bukit Darah closed at 381.20 rupees down 20.50 rupees.

In Banking, Commercial Bank closed at 125.50 rupees, down 2.50 rupees.