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Over Rs.1bn foreign buying at CSE; total inflows top Rs.12.5bn

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The Colombo bourse saw foreigners snatching shares worth of Rs.1.09 billion yesterday, recording the highest net foreign inflow figure in nearly 2.5 months (after March 7).

Thus the total net foreign inflow to the country in 2013 stood at Rs.12.56 billion at the end of yesterdays trading.

According to brokers foreign buying was seen in Commercial Bank, John Keells and Distilleries.

The turnover for the day was Rs.2.2 billion, well above this year's daily average turnover of Rs.1.05 billion.

However, the main All Share Price Index closed negatively amid profit taking at 6, 441.64, down 25 points or 0.39 percent. The more liquid S&P SL20 Index rose 11.59 percent to 3, 660.4 points.

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