Sri Lanka stocks higher at close of trade; CSE All-Share up 0.26%

Sri Lanka stocks were higher after the close , as gains in the Beverages & Tobacco, Investment Trust and Diversified Holdings sectors led shares higher,on Wednesday.

The CSE All-Share added 0.26%,at the close in Colombo.

The best performers of the session on the CSE All-Share were Tea Smallholder Factories PLC (CM:TSML), which rose 13.75% or 4.40 points to trade at 36.40 at the close. Meanwhile, Beruwala Resorts PLC (CM:BERU) added 12.50% or 0.100 points to end at 0.900 and Amana Takaful PLC (CM:ATL) was up 12.50% or 0.100 points to 0.900 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Horana Plantations PLC (CM:HOPL), which fell 8.10% or 2.00 points to trade at 22.70 at the close. Lanka IOC PLC (CM:LIOC) declined 5.17% or 1.80 points to end at 33.00 and Abans Electricals PLC (CM:ABAN) was down 4.78% or 4.30 points to 85.70.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Colombo Stock Exchange by 91 to 72 and 57 ended unchanged.

Crude oil for June delivery was up 0.32% or 0.22 to $67.92 a barrel. While the June Gold Futures contract fell 0.57% or 7.60 to trade at $1325.40 a troy ounce,  Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in June rose 0.15% or 0.11 to hit $73.97 a barrel.

While USD/LKR rose 0.52% to 157.780,GBP/LKR was up 0.38% to 220.165/

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