Stock Market Indicators:

ASI: 11,252.3 (down 158 points, -1.38%), S&P SL20: 3,912.9 (up 7 points, +0.19%)

Turnover: Rs.6,480mn (-41%)

Exchange Rate 1US$ = Rs.201.93

Market Capitalization: US$24.9bn

Foreign Purchases: Rs.175mn (+78%)

Foreign Sales: Rs.25mn (-84%)


Browns Investments (BIL – Rs.14.7) emerged as the top contributor to turnover with Rs.1,216mn (85.3mn shares), followed by Expolanka Holdings (EXPO – Rs.282.5) with Rs.825mn turnover (2.9mn shares) and Commercial Leasing & Finance (CLC – Rs.50.8) with Rs.755mn turnover (14.6mn shares)


CSE Announcements:

The Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) disclosed that 15,657 shares and 5,789,927 shares of Commercial Bank of Ceylon (COMB) and Vidullanka (VLL) have been listed respectively, during the period of 1 November 2021 and 30 November 2021, consequent to the exercising of options under employee share option schemes.


Corporate Announcements:

Ambeon Holdings (GREG) has announced that the company has entered into a Related Party Transaction on 01 December 2021 in the form of a Rs.300mn short-term loan (at a rate of AWPLR 0.5% for 12 months) to reduce external group borrowings, with the parent company Ambeon Capital (TAP).


Ceylon Tea Brokers (CTBL) has announced that the company has entered into a Related Party Transaction on 23 September 2021 by granting a Corporate Guarantee to DFCC Bank and Hatton National Bank for loan facilities taken by its fully-owned subsidiary, Logicare (Pvt) Limited.


Lanka Milk Foods (CWE) (LMF) and Resus Energy (HWPLR) have announced that there was no undisclosed price sensitive information in relation to the Companies or any other reason which may have caused the unusual trading activity observed by the CSE.


Dividend Announcements:

Central Finance Company (CFIN)  First interim dividend of Rs.1.5 per share – XD: 13/12/2021 – PD: 31/12/2021