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11 October, 2013 09:58 AM Source: Lanka Business Online - LBO
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Sri Lanka stocks closed 0.80 percent higher on investor interest in banking, diversified and tobacco stocks and speculative play continuing, while the rupees was unchanged amidst low activity levels, brokers and dealers said.

The benchmark Colombo All Share Price Index closed 47.42 points higher at 5,957.37, up 0.80 percent, after reaching an intraday high of 5,964.76.

The S&P SL20 closed 31.92 points higher at 3,286.91, up 0.98 percent.

Turnover was 575.09 million rupees, down from 722.97 million a day earlier, with shares of 147 firms gaining against 54 losers.

Foreigners bought shares worth 225.82 million rupees, down from 349.85 million yesterday, and sold shares worth 60.11 million rupees, up from 20.29 million the previous day.

JKH closed 10 cents lower at 215.10 rupees and featured in one crossing and Hemas Holdings closed flat at 32.80 rupees, also featuring in a single crossing.

Hatton National Bank closed flat at 150.00 rupees and featured in one crossing.

Sampath Bank closed 40 cents higher at 171.10 rupees and Commercial Bank closed 80 cents higher a 119.00 rupees.

Troubled Touchwood closed 30 cents lower at 4.60 rupees with more than 9.6 million shares changing hands.

Swarnamahal Finance closed 40 cents higher at 2.90 rupees with more than 7.69 million shares traded.

Asia Asset closed 10 cents higher at 2.30 rupees and saw 9.33 million shares change hands.

Blue Diamond closed 10 cents lower at 3.40 rupees with more than 3.68 million shares traded and The Finance Company closed 90 cents higher at 4.30 rupees with more than 1.4 million shares changing hands.

Ceylon Tobacco closed 32.80 rupees higher at 1,180.40 rupees and Carson Cumberbatch closed 20 cents higher at 400.10 rupees.

Asian Hotels and Properties closed 3.90 rupees higher at 75.00 rupees and Bukit Darah closed 10.00 rupees higher at 685.00 rupees.

DFCC Bank closed 3.50 rupees higher at 124.00 rupees. More...

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