Positive sentiment continued to push the indices up today despite the thin volumes traded. Although the institutional or high networth
investor participation was low, retail interest was witnessed in NDB, LION, CARS and LGL.X. The share price of NDB increased by 3% to close at LKR 102.70. The price appreciation of SLTL, CTHR and COMB supported the ASPI growth mostly while sharp decline of SDB provided friction to the index.
• Bank, Finance and Insurance contributed mostly to the market turnover while the sector index dipped 0.15%.
• Diversified sector also contributed to the market turnover with sector index increasing 0.82%.