|Sri Lanka stocks close up 0.6-pct|
beverage stocks gaining despite low foreign participation, brokers said.
Ceylon Tobacco Company closed 16.20 rupees higher at 1,197.20 rupees and Nestle
Lanka closed 48.00 rupees higher at 2,148.00 rupees, contributing most to the
index gain.The Colombo benchmark All Share Price Index closed 42.33 points
higher at 7,034.09, up 0.61 percent. The S&P SL20 closed 26.64 points
higher at 3,872.51, up 0.69 percent.
day earlier with 118 stocks closed positive against 79 negative.
rupees with three off-market transactions of 102.00 million rupees changing
hands at 148.00 rupees per share contributing 9 percent of the daily turnover.
rupees, attracting most number of trades during the day.
selling 64.13 million rupees worth shares.