Sri Lanka stocks down 0.13 pct

July 23, 2012 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s stocks fell 0.13 percent Monday, with large cap stocks losing ground, brokers said.

The Colombo All Share Price Index fell 6.45 points to 4,881.77 and the S&P 20 Index of large cap stocks fell 0.24 percent (06.54 points) to 2761.90.

The day’s turnover of 321 million rupees was dominated by index heavy John Keells Holdings with 111 million rupees and Central Finance with 78 million rupees.

DFCC closed flat at 105.50 rupees.

Dialog Axiata PLC, the country’s largest mobile phone operator, slipped 10 cents to close at 6.00 rupees. Aitken Spence Plc fell 20 cents to 110.30 rupees, John Keells Holdings slipped 90 cents to 179.10 down 0.50 percent and Distilleries Corporation closed flat at 122.00 rupees.

Commercial Bank fell 60 cents to close at 96.90 rupees down 0.62 percent while Hatton National Bank fell 10 cents to close at 139.90