Sri Lanka stocks closed up 0.30 pct

Chief Regulatory Officer at CSE Renuke Wijayawardhane presenting the listing certificate to Executive Chairperson at Renuka Hotels Shibani Thambiayah

October 12, 2012 (LBO) – Sri Lanka stocks ended a streak of losses and closed up 0.30 percent Friday. Dialog Axiata PLC closed flat at 8.50 rupees.

Index heavy John Keells Holdings PLC gained 1.90 rupees to close at 205.40 rupees up 0.93 percent. The Colombo All Share Index closed at 5,738.24 up 17.38 points and the S & P SL 20 Index closed 5.62 points higher at 3,098.42 up 0.18 percent.

Turnover was 475 million rupees. Top contributors to turnover were JKH with 100 million rupees, Distilleries with 47 million rupees and Commercial Bank (NV) with 44 million rupees.

Aitken Spence PLC slipped 0.30 cents to close at 131.70 rupees down 0.23 percent. AVIVA NDB Insurance PLC gained 5.10 rupees to close at 370.20 rupees up 1.40 percent.

Commercial Bank slipped 0.90 cents to close at 110.20 rupees down 0.81 percent. DFCC Bank slipped 1.50 rupees to close at 114.00 rupees down 1.30 percent. Hatton National Bank gained 0.70 cents to close at 112.70 rupees up 0.63 percent.