The market continued its previous week’s negative momentum to open the week with a selling sentiment in the Colombo bourse a stock brokers said.
All Share Price Index fell 1.49 percent or 74.66 points to close at 4,935.01 its klowest since 27th July 2010 (22 months) while the liquid Milanka Price Index fell 1.86 percent or 84.57 points to end at 4,441.56, its lowest since February 15th , a stock broker said. The total turnover was Rs. 395.8 million, with a highest contribution from conglomerate John Keells Holdings PLC (JKH)
JKH, was down Rs. 4.10 to Rs. 192.00 with 804,053 shares changing hands.
Sampath Bank PLC’s, share price fell Rs. 1.60 to Rs. 162.00 with276,471 shares traded. A crossing of of 260,412 Sampath shares was recorded at Rs. 160.00 just before the end of trading, a stock broker said.
Singer Sri Lanka, share price was down Rs. 1.40 to Rs.88.00 with 201,888 shares changing hands.
John Keells Holdings PLC, Sampath Bank PLC and Singer Sri Lanka PLC were the largest contributors recording turnovers of Rs. 154.7million, Rs 85.8 million and Rs. 16.2 million respectively. The market continued to record a net foreign inflow of Rs 65.7 million .