Bank, People's Leasing & Finance, Hemas Holdings, People's Leasing & Finance, Chevron Lubricants and John Keells Holdings, accounting for 48.7% of turnover. Mixed interest was observed in Richard Pieris Exports and Browns Investments whilst retail interest was noted in Ceylon Grain Elevators and Bairaha Farms. Meanwhile, foreigners remained active closing as net buyers mainly due to foreign
purchasing in Hemas Holdings and Nations Trust Bank. Total foreign purchases accounted for 58.7% of turnover.
During the week, the both ASPI and the S&P SL20 edged up 0.04%.
Banks, Finance and Insurance sector was the top contributor to the market turnover (due to People's Leasing & Finance, Nations Trust Bank and Hatton National Bank) whilst the sector index lost 0.51%. The share price of People's Leasing & Finance decreased by Rs 0.90 (3.93%) to close at Rs 22.00. The share price of Nations
Trust Bank closed flat at Rs 98.00 whilst foreign holdings increased by 1,500,400 shares. The share price of Hatton National Bank recorded a loss of Rs 0.20 (0.09%) to close at Rs 216.00.
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