Continuing from the negative performance of both indices witnessed on Monday, the market once again closed in red. A handful of crossings on index heavy John Keells Holdings took place, but the market closed at one of the lowest levels since end of July.
Diversified Holdings sector was the main contributor to the market turnover (due to John Keells Holdings and Softlogic Holdings) and the sector index decreased by 0.28%. The share price of John Keells Holdings remained unchanged at Rs 200.00. Six crossings of 1,566,000 shares took place at a price of Rs 200.00 and foreign holding of the counter increased by 2,068,657 shares.
The share price of Softlogic Holdings decreased by Rs 0.20 (0.99%) to close at Rs 20.50. A crossing of 15,710,000 shares was executed at Rs 20.00.
Foreign and high net worth individual participation was witnessed in the market while retail interest was witnessed in Serendib Hotels.