The group reported earnings 20 cents for the quarter, in interim accounts filed with the Colombo Stock Exchange. The stock closed at 12.30 rupees Tuesday.
Asiri said revenues rose 14 percent to 1.8 billion rupees and cost of services rose at a slower 11.5 percent allowing gross profits to rise at a faster 17.4 percent to 879 million rupees.
Non-operating income surged 150 percent to 71 million rupees. The income tax bill fell to 18 million rupees from 49 million rupees a year earlier.