Sri Lanka shares higher at close of trade; CSE All-Share up 0.01%

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Sri Lanka shares higher at close of trade; CSE All-Share up 0.01%
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Investing.com – Sri Lanka equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Information Technology , Land & Property and Construction & Engineering sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Colombo, the CSE All-Share rose 0.01%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CSE All-Share were Lanka ORIX Finance PLC (CM: LOLF ), which rose 15.79% or 0.300 points to trade at 2.200 at the close. Central Investments and Finance PLC (CM: CIFL ) added 14.29% or 0.100 points to end at 0.800 and Swarnamahal Financial Services PLC (CM: SWAR ) was up 14.29% or 0.100 points to 0.800 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Kelani Valley Plantations PLC (CM: KVAL ), which lost 22.62% or 16.90 points to trade at 57.80 in late trade. Anilana Hotels & Properties Ltd (CM: ANIL ) declined 14.29% or 0.200 points to end at 1.200 and Adam Investments Ltd (CM: ADAM ) shed 14.29% or 0.100 points to 0.600.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 87 to 68 and 62 ended unchanged on the Colombo Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for May delivery was up 0.80% or 0.39 to $49.30 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in May rose 0.79% or 0.41 to hit $52.03 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract fell 0.13% or 1.55 to trade at $1232.45 a troy ounce.

GBP/LKR was up 0.71% to 189.105, while USD/LKR fell 0.22% to 151.740.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.48% at 99.68.

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