ASI: 8,802.0 (down 46 points, -0.52%),

S&P SL20: 3,291.9 (down 18 points, -0.55%)

Turnover: Rs.3,801mn (-4%)

Exchange Rate 1US$ = Rs.200.00

Market Capitalization: US$19.6bn

Foreign Purchases: Rs.91mn (vs. Rs.24mn)

Foreign Sales: Rs.596mn (vs. Rs.17mn)

Expolanka Holdings (EXPO – Rs.165.0)  emerged as the top contributor to turnover with Rs.1,314mn (8.0mn shares), followed by John Keells Holdings (JKH – Rs.130.5)  with Rs.605mn turnover (4.7mn shares) and Browns Investments (BIL – Rs.9.2)  with Rs.541mn turnover (58.4mn shares)

Corporate Announcement:

Commercial Bank of Ceylon (COMB) disclosed that the bank has received 120 applications for over 85.9mn debentures at the par value of Rs.100 each amounting to ~Rs.8.6bn pertaining to its debenture issue and accordingly the initial issue has been oversubscribed.


Dividend Announcement:

The Autodrome (AUTO) – Final Dividend of Rs.0.60 per share – XD – 29/09/2021 – PD – 18/10/2021