Sri Lankan shares bulldozed pass the 6,500 mark after 2 years & 7 months while recording the highest intraday gain nearly after a month, riding on gains in financial and industrial stocks.
The benchmark stock index ended up 1.39% higher at 6,564, its highest closing level since Feb. 23, 2018.
The capital goods sector led the Rs four billion-plus turnover followed by the Food and Beverage and Banking sectors making a joint contribution of 68%.
The Index experienced a continuous uptrend since the beginning of the session and closed at 6,564 with a massive gain of 90 points.
The market experienced a net foreign outflow while recording low participation.
The trading volume on the CSE All Share Index rose to 326.2 million from 213.5 million in the previous session.
Source: Reuters and First Capital Holdings