Sri Lanka shares end down

April 23, 2012 (LBO) – Sri Lankan shares closed lower Monday and turnover fell back to low levels despite some enthusiasm seen last week after regulators lifted price restrictions that triggered a knee-jerk rally, brokers said. Citrus Leisure W0018 warrants were also actively traded, ending at 2.10 rupees, down 1.70 while Environmental Resources Investments close at 16.10 rupees, down 40 cents. The main All Share Price Index fell 0.04 percent (2.07 points) to 5,455.06, while the more liquid Milanka index fell 0.36 percent (17.78) to close at 4,905.79.

Turnover fell to 247 million rupees, according to stock exchange figures.

Index heavyweight John Keells Holdings closed flat at 206 rupees.

Commercial Bank was the most actively traded stock, closing at 105 rupees, up one rupee.

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