Sri Lankan shares ended higher on Thursday (08). The All Share Price Index (ASPI) increased by 3.09% or 171.32 points to close at 5,724.54, whilst the S&P SL20 Index also increased by 1.95% or 44.26 points to close at 2,317.15.
The market recorded a daily turnover of Rs.2.9 billion. John Keells Holdings (JKH) made the highest contribution to the market turnover with several crossings ( worth of Rs.786.44 million)
Moreover, Expolanka Holdings also contributed to the market turnover through regular transactions, where a total of Rs. 541.42 million worth of shares were traded. John Keells Holdings, Tokyo Cement was also included amongst the top turnover contributors.
Meanwhile, Today, 181 companies contributed positively to the ASPI’s gain and 21 companies contributed negatively. Stocks which contributed to ASPI’s gain were Commercial Leasing and Finance, Carsons Cumberbatch PLC, Ceylon Cold Stores, Distilleries, and Expolanka.
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