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Crossings account for over 59 per cent of CSE turnover

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By Hiran H.Senewiratne 

The CSE lost momentum as it closed on a marginally positive note, while turnover stood at Rs. 1.6 billion and was dominated crossings. The latter accounted for more than 59 percent of the turnover, stock market analysts said.

During the day the market did not fluctuate much, settling in the 7065 and 2870 range at the end of the day’s trading. In a continuing setback, the year-to-date (YTD) net foreign outflow crossed the Rs. 16 billion mark on Thursday  with net selling of Rs. 94 million, though lower compared to Rs. 327 million on Wednesday.  

Both indices moved upwards. All Share Price Index moved up by 2.94 points and S and P SL20 was also up by 16.53 points. Fifteen crossings took place. 

Those crossings were as follows: Hayleys 2.3 million shares crossed for Rs. 136.5 million, its shares traded at Rs. 60,  Royal Ceramic 519 million  shares crossed for Rs. 135 million, share price Rs. 210,  DIMO 145,000 shares crossed for Rs.86.8 million, share price Rs. 600, CIC 1.4 million shares crossed for Rs. 73 million, share price Rs. 52, LOLC 231,000 shares crossed for Rs. 69.1 million, share price Rs. 300, HNB Assurance 1.1 million shares crossed for 64.8 million, share price Rs 58, HNB (Non Voting) 600,000 shares crossed for Rs. 60 million, share price Rs. 100, Sampath Bank 1.05 million shares crossed for Rs. 59.9 million, share price Rs. 47, Dipped Products 1,000,000 shares crossed for Rs. 48.03  million, share price Rs. 47, Tokyo (Non Voting) 640,000 shares crossed for Rs. 48 million, share price Rs. 60,  JKH 287,0000 shares crossed for Rs. 43 million, share price Rs. 150, Chevron Lubricants 425,000 shares crossed for Rs. 37.4 million, share price Rs. 88, LB Finance 640,000 shares crossed for Rs. 32 million, share price Rs. 50, Overseas Realty 2,000,000 shares crossed for Rs. 31.1 million, share price Rs. 16 and Tokyo (Voting) 400,000 shares crossed for Rs. 28 million, share price Rs. 70.

Top five companies that mainly contributed to the turnover were,  Browns Investments Rs. 131.5 million (24.3 million shares traded), HNB (Non Voting) Rs. 77.1 million (771,000 shares traded), Sampath Bank Rs. 63.5 million (1.1 million shares traded), Hayleys Rs. 49.7 million (852,000 shares traded) and Expolanka Rs. 37 million (831,000 shares traded). During the day  66 million share volumes changed hands in 9642 transactions.  Out of 15 crossings, majority were subsidiaries of Janashakthi Insurance, which accounted for Rs. 933 million of the turnover.   

Sri Lanka’s rupee quoted steady at 199.50/200 to the one week US dollar on Friday, while yields remained unchanged in a dull market, dealers said. The rupee last closed in the one-week forward market at 199.50/200.50 to the US dollar on Thursday.



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Cabraal briefs Chief Incumbents on Port City Project Commission Bill

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On the instructions of the President and the Prime Minister, State Minister of Finance Ajith Nivard Cabraal on April 19 visited the Asgiriya Chapter, the Malwathu Chapter and the Chief Prelates of the Amarapura and Ramanna Maha Nikayas and briefed them on the relevant draft commission bill on Port City Project.

Cabinet Minister Prasanna Ranatunga, Minister of State Lohan Ratwatte, Minister of State Kanaka Herath, MP Wasantha Yapa Bandara and MP Kokila Gunawardena were also present on the occasion.

 

 

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Growing importance of training for nurses taking care of patients with NCDs

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To keep pace with the rapid expansion and increasing complexity of elderly home healthcare, training needs of home healthcare nurses must be identified and subsequent training programs implemented. English Nursing Care conducts training sessions on a weekly basis covering a variety of care needs for Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) such as diabetes. The World Health Organisation (WHO) record that NCDs are estimated to account for 75% of total deaths in Sri Lanka.

Furthermore, according to the Sri Lankan Ministry of Health “although people are living longer, they live more years suffering from disease and disability, mainly from NCDs; life expectancy at birth in Sri Lanka is 74.9 years but healthy life expectancy at birth is only 67.0 years.” This has a significant impact on quality of life.

English Nursing Care Sri Lanka works towards improving the quality of life of the elderly living with NCD’s by training nurses on the most advanced and developed methodologies brought through years of experience internationally and locally. Being responsible for the well-being of your loved ones is pivotal in the service they provide.

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SriLankan Airlines welcomes Indian delegation to Sri Lanka

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SriLankan Airlines in a bid to recommence Indian tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka under the proposed bio-bubble tourist arrival concept successfully completed a familiarization tour for Indian media and travel trade professionals recently. A delegation of tour operators, agents, and senior editors representing influential media institutions concluded a familiarization tour in Sri Lanka.

The delegation spent six nights and seven days touring the country while being subjected to mandatory PCR testing and other health guidelines imposed by the Ministry of Health. Upon arriving in Sri Lanka, the delegation toured the most sought-after local tourist sites including Dambulla, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, and Bentota. The tour was initiated by SriLankan Holidays and the ground arrangements for the tour were handled by Jetwing Travels, Aitken Spence, Sri Lanka Convention Bureau (SLCB), and Hamoos Travels.

The main purpose of their participation in this fam tour was to restore confidence in visiting Sri Lanka, especially among the Indian tourists to provide them in-depth knowledge on how the country’s tourism industry operates under the bio-bubble concept. Apart from visiting various places, they experienced the stringent health and safety protocols adopted by the country in resuming tourism under the “bio-bubble” concept allowing tourists to roam around without mixing with the local population.

During their stay here, the delegation was hosted for a virtual meet-and-greet with SriLankan Airlines Chairman Ashok Pathirage, Chief Executive Officer Vipula Gunathilleka, and Head of Worldwide Sales & Distribution Dimuthu Tennakoon. The discussion focused on the airline’s operations to India, vaccination and quarantine travel arrangements between the two countries, current safety measures, and guidelines pertaining to the bio-bubble concept. They lauded the effort taken by officials to make their trip a memorable one.

The Indian delegation was highly impressed with the opportunities they were given to travel and explore the country and its exclusive holiday prospects for the enthusiastic traveller. This fam tour was a manifestation of the immense potential of Sri Lanka as a post-covid travel destination enticing the Indian traveller.

 

 

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