The All Share Price Index dipped 30.2 points to close at 7,210.1 points (-0.4%), whilst the Milanka Price Index closed flat at 6,838.4 points (0.0%).
The total turnover was LKR1,608.6 mn (USD14,562.7 k) vs. 12-month average daily turnover of LKR2,800.0 mn (USD25,348.5 k) whilst the volume traded for the day was 49,510.7 k against the 12-month average daily volume of 93,674.8 k.
Top traded counters were Colombo Pharmacy LKR300.3 mn (USD2,718.6 k, -2.6%), Commercial Bank LKR146.2 mn (USD1,323.6 k , +1.3%), Sampath Bank LKR88.8 mn (USD803.9 k, +1.0%), Central Finance LKR87.1 mn (USD788.5 k, +7.4%) and Brown & Company LKR57.8 mn (USD523.3 k, +1.8%)
Broader market opened the week on a negative note whilst the more liquid Milanka Price Index closed flat. Colombo Pharmacy emerged as the top trader for the day on the back of institutional and high net worth interest and the counter also contributed for circa 19% of day’s turnover. Banking sector counters such as Commercial Bank and Sampath Bank saw institutional interest during the day whilst all round interest was evident in Brown & Company. Further Institutional and High net worth interest was seen in Central Finance.
A net outflow of foreign funds were seen during the day, where foreign purchases amounted to LKR147.6 mn (USD1,336.2 k), whilst foreign sales amounted to LKR226.2 mn (USD2,047.8 k).