Brokers said that the market was down most of the day with JKH seeing several large parcels crossed at Rs.185 with over 1.4 million shares changing hands contributing Rs.263.4 million to turnover. Sampath saw one large parcel of nearly 0.6 million crossed at Rs.159 generating a turnover of Rs.88.2 million.
On the trading floor, PC House Holdings was the largest turnover generator closing Rs.2.40 down at Rs.9.80 on nearly 27.9 million done between Rs.9.10 and Rs.12.90 contributing 253.9 million to turnover.
Apart from the block trade, Sampath saw over 0.1 million shares done on the floor between Rs.156 and Rs.160.20 gaining Rs.4 to close at Rs.160 generating a turnover of Rs.21.8 million.
JKH too saw floor trades of 62,103 closing a rupee up at Rs.185 on a trading range of Rs.184.50 and Rs.187.
Aitken Spence Hotel Holdings closed 40 cent up at Rs.68.0 on nearly 0.3 million shares done between Rs.65.60 and Rs.68.30 contributing Rs.19.8 million to turnover while Pan Asia Bank closed 20 cents up at Rs.17.10 on nearly 0.7 million shares done between Rs.16.90 and Rs.17.30.
Less pricey stock showing volume included Piramal Glass closing flat at Rs.5.30 on nearly 0.8 million shares and Vallibel One closing 20 cents down at Rs.13.80 on nearly 0.3 million shares.
NDB closed Rs.2.20 up at Rs.113 on 32,936 shares.
Singer Sri Lanka announced that it has increased its shareholding in Singer Finance (Lanka) PLC by 5.4% to 80.4% by subscribing to additional shares on the recent rights issue.