Sri Lanka stocks steady, rupee weaker

July 12, 2012 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s stocks closed marginally higher Thursday while the rupee closed weaker from opening, brokers and dealers said. The Colombo All Share Price Index closed up 0.08 percent at 4,872.06 points and the S&P SL20 index of large cap stocks closed 0.17 percent higher at 2,780.34.

Turnover was 336 million rupees.

The closed around 133.80/90 to the US dollar in the spot market after opening around 133.60/90 dealers said.

Aitken Spence closed at 113.60 up 3.20 rupees, Aviva Insurance fell 3.90 to close at 149.00 rupees, Capital Development and Investment Company Plc closed up 29.90 tat 234.90 rupees, Cargills (Ceylon) closed at 142.10 up 10 cents.

Carsons Cumberbatch closed at 463.10 down 90 cents, Central Finance closed at 127.20 down 1.80 rupees, Commercial Bank of Ceylon closed at 98.50 down 50 cents and Dialog Axiata closed flat at 6.00 rupees and John Keells Holdings closed at 180.50 down 2.00 rupees.