ASI gained 5.84 points(0.10%) to close at 5,751.93 and the S&P SL20 index gained 3.93 points(0.13%) to close at 3,123.97. Turnover was Rs. 1,273.6Mn.
Top contributors to turnover were Asiri Central with Rs. 562.5Mn, Commercial Bank with Rs. 254.1Mn and John Keells Holdings with Rs. 155.1Mn. Most active counters for the day were John keells Holdings, LOLC and Laufs Gas non-voting.
Notable gainers for the day were Kahawatte Plantations up by 9.0% to close at Rs. 36.50, LOLC up by 7.3% to close at Rs. 60.00 and Mullers & Pipps up by 5.9% to close at Rs. 1.80. Notable losers for the day were Amaya Leisure down by 4.8% to close at Rs. 80.00, NDB Capital Holdings down by 4.2% to close at rs. 500.00 and environmental Resource Investments down by 2.5% to close at Rs. 15.40.
Cash Map for today was 44.65%. foreign participation was 53% of total market turnover whilst net foreign outflow was Rs. 409Mn.