Sri Lank stocks posted lower after the market close on Thursday, as losses in the sectors of Services, Telecoms and Plantations have sent shares to decline.

The CSE All-Share decrease by 0.08% at the close in Colombo.

Among the best performers of the CSE All-Share’s session were Agalawatte Plantations PLC, which rallied by about 9.52% or 2.00 points to change hands in 23.00 after the market close.   

Meanwhile, Amana Takaful PLC was seen climbing by 9.09% or 0.10 points, hitting 1.20 at the close, while Arpico Finance Company PLC increased by about 7.47% or 15.30 points, which ended at 220.00 at the close.

Apparently, Kalamanzoo Systems PLC is one of the worst performers of the session, which was seen declining by 22.70% or 590.10 points to change hands in 2010.00 in late trade. Central Investments and Finance PLC lost 14.29% or 0.100 points, hitting 0.600, while Paragon Ceylon PLC has seen a 13.67% slump or 9.50 points to trade at 60.00.


Declining stocks were more than advancing ones on the Colombo Stock Exchange by 97 down to 87 and 45 remained unchanged.

Crude oil delivery in June climbed by 0.93% or 0.43 to trade at $46.66 a barrel. In commodities trading, Brent oil for July delivery increase 0.82% or 0.39 to change hands in $47.99 a barrel, while Gold for June contract declined by about 0.47% or 6.05, hitting $1269.45 a troy ounce.

GBP/LKR lost 0.19% to trade at 210.380, while USD/LKR dropped by about 0.24% to change hands in 145.725.

The US Dollar Index rallied by about 0.22% at 94.01.

India Stocks Climbs

India stocks posted higher after the market close on Thursday, as gains in the sectors of Consumer Durables, Real Estate and IT sent shares to rally.


Meanwhile, the Nifty 50 jumped by about 0.66% at the close, while the BSE Sensex 30 index increased 0.75%.

Among the best performers on the Nifty 50’s session were Bosch Ltd, which rallied by about 4.39% or 879.15 points to change hands in 20925.25 after the market close. Dr. Reddys Laboratories Ltd. increased 3.58% or 102.75 points to trade at 2971.45, while ICICI Bank Ltd. added 3.51% or 7.85 points to end at 231.80 after the close.    

Aurobindo Pharma Ltd is one of the worst performers of the session, which declined by about 1.98% or 16.15 points to change hands in 801.30 after the market close. AXIS Bank Ltd. lost 1.13% or 5.65 points to trade at 492.55, while Eicher Motors Ltd. dropped by 1.12% or 223.80 points to end at 19753.05 in the late trade.   

Subsequently, BSE Sensex 30’s top performers include Dr. Reddys Laboratories Ltd., which increased by about 3.65% to 2973.85, while ICICI Bank Ltd. rallied by 3.46% to trade at 231.85 and Vedanta Ltd added 2.90% to end at 102.75 in late trade. 

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