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Colombo stocks gain momentum
2008-10-02 16:15:39

The Colombo stocks were driven at Thursday's market close by blue chips such as Commercial Bank, Carsons, Distilleries, John Keells Holdings (JKH) and Lanka IOC giving rise to the otherwise lackluster bourse Colombo saw during the past few months.

Commercial Bank was up by Rs 1.75 to Rs 104, Carsons was up Rs 4.50 to Rs 216, Distilleries was up by 25 cents to Rs 70, JKH was up by 50 cents to Rs 87and Lanka IOC saw a 50 cents increase to Rs 24.50 at stock market close.

The All Share Index increased by 6.35 points to 2,148.61 while the Milanka increased by 10.35 points to 2,407.54 at Wednesday's market close while the turnover was at Rs.84 million.
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