00, up 1.00 rupee. The All Share Price Index closed at 6,565.00, up 1.43 percent (92.58 points) while the Milanka index of liquid stocks rose 1.89 percent (132.00 points) to close at 7,115.43, according to stock exchange provisional figures.
Turnover was 1.2 billion rupees.
"The market bounced back on a hopeful budget," Thakshila Hulangamuwa, vice president at Asha Phillip Securities said.
Among banks Sampath closed at 271.70, up 6.40 rupees, Commercial Bank closed at 265.50, up 0.20 and DFCC closed 205.50, up 5.00. Banks are expected to get a tax cut in the budget.
John Keells Holdings, an index heavy stock that has interests in transport, closed at 300.00, up 7.20 rupees.