Sri Lanka stocks fall 0.6-pct

Aug 30, 2010 (LBO) – Sri Lanka stocks closed 0.6 percent lower Monday amid retain and high net worth investor profit taking, brokers said. The benchmark Colombo All Share Index closed 33.3 points lower at points at 5,600.77 and the Milanka Index of liquid stocks fell 35.24 at 5,861.87 points.

Aitken Spence Hotel fell 7.20 rupees to 577.30, Aitken Spence fell 44.20 rupees to 2,544.30, Ceylinco Insurance fell 24.90 to 300.10 rupees, Hatton National Bank fell 4.00 rupees to 190.00 and Hayleys fell 30 cents to close at 328.00.

Central Finance rose 58.30 to 642.10 rupees, Ceylon Brewery closed up 4.90 at 319.0 rupees, Ceylon Tobacco rose 5.00 rupees to 340.0 rupees, and United Motors was up 21.50 to 237.20 rupees.