Sri Lanka stocks down 0.6-pct

July 18,2012 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s stocks fell 0.6 percent Wednesday, with large cap stocks losing ground, brokers said. The Colombo All Share Price Index fell 30 points to 4,822 and the S&P 20 Index of large cap stocks fell 0.4 percent (13.02 points) to 2742.75

Turnover was 383 million rupees. Sampath Bank was the dominant contributor posting 166 million rupees to total turnover.

DFCC was flat up 10 cents to close at 104.50 rupees.

Dialog Axiata PLC, the country’s largest mobile phone operator, slipped 10 cents to close at 6.00 rupees.

Aitken Spence Plc fell 80 cents to 111.0 rupees, John Keells Holdings slipped 1.20 rupees to 177.00 down 0.6 percent and Distilleries Corporation fell 2.60 rupees to close at 122.40 rupees.

Commercial Bank closed flat at 76.00 rupees while Hatton National Bank fell 1.80 rupees to 138.10 rupees.