Sri Lanka shares lower at close of trade; CSE All-Share down 0.22%

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Sri Lanka shares lower at close of trade; CSE All-Share down 0.22%
Credit: © Reuters. – Sri Lanka equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Information Technology , Land & Property and Trading sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Colombo, the CSE All-Share declined 0.22%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CSE All-Share were Central Investments and Finance PLC (CM: CIFL ), which rose 16.67% or 0.100 points to trade at 0.700 at the close. Hotel Sigiriya PLC (CM: HSIG ) added 12.04% or 11.50 points to end at 107.00 and Anilana Hotels & Properties Ltd (CM: ANIL ) was up 10.34% or 0.30 points to 3.20 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Standard Capital PLC (CM: SING ), which lost 8.33% or 7.50 points to trade at 82.50 in late trade. Lanka Ashok Leyland PLC (CM: ASHO ) declined 7.49% or 113.40 points to end at 1400.00 and Multi Finance PLC (CM: MULT ) shed 6.43% or 1.10 points to 16.00.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 103 to 89 and 48 ended unchanged on the Colombo Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for June delivery was up 0.34% or 0.15 to $43.80 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in July rose 0.27% or 0.12 to hit $45.09 a barrel, while the June Gold contract fell 1.09% or 14.05 to trade at $1277.75 a troy ounce.

GBP/LKR was down 0.11% to 213.255, while USD/LKR rose 0.69% to 146.625.

The US Dollar Index was up 0.23% at 93.23.

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