Sri Lanka stocks close at all time high, up 1.9-pct

CEAT Kelani Holdings Managing Director Ravi Dadlani (right) and Lanka Ashok Leyland CEO Umesh Gautham exchange the OEM agreement

Jan 20, 2011(LBO) – Sri Lankan stocks closed up 1.91 percent Thursday at an all time high, brokers said.

The All Share Price Index closed at 7,193.10, up 1.91 percent (134.77 points) while the Milanka Price Index of more liquid stocks closed at 7,300.68, up 0.72 percent (52.48 points) according to stock exchange provisional figures.

Turnover was 4.6 billion rupees.

Commercial Bank closed at 278.80, up 1.90 rupees and Hatton National Bank closed at 390.20, down 9.20 rupees.

John Keells Holdings closed at 298.30, up 5.40 rupees with over a million shares done and Aitken Spence closed at 187.90, up 0.40 cents.

Dialog Axiata closed flat at 11.80.

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