Sri Lanka stocks closed 0.2 percent lower Monday amid thin trading, with some large cap stocks losing ground, while the rupee gained against the dollar.
The rupee opened at around 129.80/130.00 against the US dollar in the spot market and closed around 129.30/40 levels, after trading as strong as 129.00/20 levels.
The benchmark Colombo All Share Price Index slipped 13 points to close at 5,337.7 points and the S&P SL20 Index closed at 2,931.40 falling 10.62 points or 0.36 percent.
Turnover was 173 million rupees.
Now, let’s take a look at a review of yesterday’s stock market update.