The All Share Price Index dipped 17.6 points to close at 7,174.9 points (-0.2%), whilst the Milanka Price Index also dipped 31.1 points to close at 7,134.3 points (-0.4%).
The total turnover was LKR3,181.8 mn (USD28,628.8 k) vs. 12-month average daily turnover of LKR2,577.7 mn (USD23,193.3 k) whilst the volume traded for the day was 87,579 k against the 12-month average daily volume of 89,260 k.
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Market opened the week on positive territory but shed ground during the latter half to close in the red. Laugfs Gas (Both Voting & Non Voting) saw strong all round interest during the day where it contributed for circa 24% of day’s turnover. Hayleys saw institutional and high net worth buying whilst Ceylon Grain Elevators witnessed all round investor interest. Asian Alliance saw a block of 600,000 changing hands on the back of institutional interest.
A net outflow of foreign funds were seen during the day, where foreign purchases amounted to LKR170.6 mn (USD1,535.0 k), whilst foreign sales amounted to LKR262.1 mn (USD2,358.3 k).
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