ASI dropped 7.77 points (0.16%) to close at 4,846.45, MPI gained marginally by 1.74 points (0.04%) to close at 4,372.62 and the S&P index lost 6.53 points (0.24%) to close at 2,727.68. Turnover was Rs. 165.5Mn.
Top contributors to turnover were Sampath Bank with Rs. 23.7Mn, John Keells Holdings with Rs. 16.2Mn and E-Channeling with Rs. 12.8Mn. Most active counters for the day were Piramal Glass, Coco Lanka and PCH Holdings.
Notable gainers for the day were PCH Holdings up by 9.9% to close at Rs. 11.10, Browns Investments up by 7.4% to close at Rs. 2.90 and HNB Assurance up by 4.7% to close at Rs. 42.00. Notable losers for the day were Piramal
Glass down by 5.7% to close at Rs. 5.00, Asia Asset Finance down by 3.9% to close at Rs. 2.50 and Softlogic Holdings down by 3.2% to close at Rs. 9.20.
Foreign participation was 10% of total market turnover and foreigners net buyers of Rs. 22Mn.