Sri Lanka stocks end up 0.1-pct

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena (L) and Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe gesture as Sri Lankan Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake (unseen) presents a supplementary budget to parliament, marking the first economic policy statement of the new government which came to power earlier in the month in Colombo on January 29, 2015. Sri Lanka's new government announced hefty taxes on top companies in a bid to raise revenue, accusing the previous regime of fudging the figures and leaving the economy in a "sad state". AFP PHOTO / Ishara S. KODIKARA (Photo credit should read Ishara S.KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images)

Nov 24, 2010 (LBO) – Sri Lankan stocks ended slightly higher Wednesday, shedding some of the morning gains at the close, with some big private deals on selected stocks, brokers said. Another private deal in Colombo Dockyard of a million shares was done at 292 rupees each. The stock closed at 290, up a rupee. The All Share Price Index closed at 6,462.12, up 0.12 percent (7.94 points) while the more liquid Milanka index rose 0.27 percent (18.80 points) to close at 6,999.19, according to stock exchange provisional figures.

Turnover was 2.4 billion rupees.

There were two negotiated off-the-floor private deals in John Keells Holdings of a total of 2,211,500 shares at 300 rupees each. The stock closed at 295.10 rupees, down 30 cents.

Dialog Axiata closed flat at 12 rupees with almost 2.4 million shares traded

Two private deals were done on Commercial Bank of 677,300 shares at 274 rupees a share, the price at which it closed, up four.

There were also two deals in Cargills (Ceylon) of a million shares each, both at 195 rupees a share, the price at which it closed, up 50 cents.