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CSE reports record growth in 2021

The Colombo Stock Exchange has recorded 9.3% growth in Year-to-Date (YTD) All Share Price Index within the first five months of 2021.

The S&P SL 20 Index has meanwhile recorded a YTD growth of 13%.

The CSE said the market also saw record breaking YTD with a Market Turnover volume of Rs.414.5 million in the first five months of 2021.

The CSE has been fairing exceptionally well this year despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

 Sri Lanka stocks closed 0.68 percent higher on Friday, with LOLC Holdings, Commercial Leasing and Finance and Expolanka pushing ASPI up, brokers said.

The Colombo benchmark All Share Price Index gained 51.18 points to close at 7,567.38.

The S&P SL20 index of more liquid stocks gained 0.68 per cent or 20.71 points to close at 3,046.47.

Turnover was 3.2 billion rupees with 100 stocks gaining and 77 falling.

LOLC Holdings gained 20.75 rupees to close at 382.50 rupees, Browns Investment closed 10 cents up at 6.50 rupees a share and Brown and Company gained 7.75 rupees to close at 181.75 rupees a share.

LOLC Finance closed 20 cents up at 6.70 rupees and LOLC Development Finance closed 1.30 rupees up at 72.90 rupees a share.

John Keells Holdings closed 25 cents down at 138.00 rupees a share while Vallibel one closed flat at 57.70 rupees a share.

Hayleys Plc closed 70 cents down at 77.60 rupees with key subsidiaries Dipped Products closing 50 cents down at 53.10 rupees and Haycarb Plc gained 10 cents to close at 96.20 rupees.

The Kingsbury closed 10 cents up at 6.50 and Singer Sri Lanka closed 10 cents up at 18.80 rupees.

Ceylon Tobacco Company PLC closed flat at 970.00 rupees, Piramal Glass Ceylon closed flat at 11.70 rupees and Ceylon Cold stores closed 6.25 rupees down at 603.75 rupees.

Sri Lanka Telecom closed 50 cents up at 34.80 rupees, Richard Pieris and Company closed 10 cents down at 17.80 rupees.

Dialog Axiata closed 10 cents up at 13.00 rupees, Nestle Lanka closed 11.00 rupees up at 1,121.00 rupees.

Housing Development Finance closed 30 cents down at 36.00 rupees while Central Finance Company closed 20 cents up at 88.00 rupees.

Commercial Bank of Ceylon closed 1.60 rupees up at 91.70 rupees.

Hatton National Bank closed 1.25 rupees up at 136.00 rupees a share and Sampath Bank closed 10 cents down at 55.80 rupees a share

DFCC Bank closed 40 cents down at 62.50 rupees and Nations Trust Bank closed 40 cents down at 59.20 rupees.

Seylan Bank closed 1.50 rupees up at 50.00 rupees and Pan Asia Banking Corporation closed 10 cents up at 16.50 rupees.

Bukit Darah closed 25 cents down at 279.00 rupees and Distilleries Company closed flat at 20.00 rupees a share and Hemas Holdings closed 20 cents down at 80.80 rupees.

Ceylon Grain Elevators closed 25 cents down at 137.00 rupees.

In the hotel sector, Eden Hotel Lanka closed flat at 10.00 rupees, John Keells Hotels closed flat at 9.50 rupees a share and Aitken Spence Hotel Holdings closed 40 cents down at 28.00 rupees.

Access Engineering closed 30 cents down at 22.50 rupees and Carson Cumberbatch closed flat at 285.50 rupees.

Aitken Spence Plc closed 1.30 rupees up at 57.80 rupees.

Windforce Closed 50 cents down at 19.30 rupees and Chrissworld limited fell 10 cents to close at 15.00 rupees.

Royal Ceramic Lanka closed 20 cents up at 38.70 rupees, Lanka Tiles fell 80 cents to close at 55.00 rupees, Lanka Walltiles gained 10 cents to close at 66.80 rupees and Lanka Ceramic gained 6.00 rupees to close at 131.75 rupees.

Net Foreign sales were 147 million rupees.

The Diversified Industry group which was the most active gained 2.9 percent.

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