ASI gained 22.33 points (0.45%) to close at 4,949.46 MPI gained 19.83 points (0.44%) to close at 4,569.85 and the S&P index gained 7.23 points (0.26%) to close at 2,799.31. Turnover was Rs. 1,763.4Mn.
Top contributors to turnover were Asiri Hospital Holdings with Rs. 611.7Mn, Asha Central with Rs. 604.3Mn and Lion Breweries with Rs. 276.3Mn. Most active counters for the day were York Arcade, Tess Agro and Raigam Wayamba Salt.
Notable gainers for the day were Selinsing up by 29.3% to close at Rs. 1,099.00, York Arcade up by 13.1% to close at Rs. 19.80 and Ceylon Breweries up by 12.7% to close at Rs. 310.00. Notable losers for the day were Three Acre Farms down by 2.7% to close at Rs. 50.00, Expo Lanka Holdings down by 1.7% to close at Rs. 5.80 and Colombo Land & Development down by 1.5% to close at Rs. 32.00.
Foreign participation was 28.0% of total market turnover and foreigners were net buyers of Rs. 980.2Mn.
Dollar closes flat
Activity was relatively quiet and light in the foreign exchange market today and the US Dollar traded in a narrow band of 132.20-28 and closed flat at 132.23/25.The market high was at 132.28 and the lowest was at 132.20.