Sri Lanka bourse closed 0.23 percent higher yesterday (26) with poultry stocks being chased higher by punters, while some plantations stocks also moved up, while the broader index closed higher than an index of liquid stocks.
The All Share Price Index closed at 7,241.87up 0.23 percent (6.63 points) while the Milanka Price Index of more liquid stocks closed at 7,220.85, down 0.28 percent (-20.07 points).
Turnover was five billion rupees and there were 91 gainers and 131 losers.
Biaraha Farms closed at 495.90, up 13.20 rupees and Three Acre Farms closed at 179.60, up 20.60 rupees while its parent Ceylon Grain Elevators at 185.20, up 24.20 rupees, reported Lanka Business said.
Sampath Bank closed at 299.90, up 8.70 rupees with over 2.1 million shares traded and Hatton National Bank closed at 395.30, up 2.50 rupees.
The All Share Price Index has illiquid stocks which have been driven to dizzy heights by punters in recent weeks.
Meanwhile some large cap, liquid stocks lost ground. John Keells Holdings closed at 292.00, down 0.50 cents and Aitken Spence closed at 177.70, down 6.00 rupees, the report added.