Sri Lanka stocks closed down 0.60 pct

October 02, 2012 (LBO) – Sri Lanka stocks closed down 0.60 percent Tuesday with some of the blue chip stocks losing ground. Index heavy John Keells Holdings PLC slipped 2.40 rupees to close at 225.10 rupees down 1.05 percent.

Dialog Axiata dropped 0.10 cents to close at 9.00 rupees down 1.10 percent. The Colombo All Share Index closed at 5,928.53 down 35.76 points and the S & P SL 20 Index closed 14.21 points lower at 3,222.40 down 0.44 percent.

Turnover was 748 million rupees. Top contributors to the day’s turnover were Touchwood Investments with 114 million rupees, LOLC with 105 million and Royal Ceramics with 36 million rupees.

Aitken Spence gained 3.50 rupees to close at 134.50 rupees up 2.68 percent. AVIVA NDB Insurance PLC gained 09.80 rupees to close at 349.90 up 2.88 percent.