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Sri Lanka's All Share Price Index passes 9,000-mark

03 Feb 2023, 02:05 GMT+10

COLOMBO, Feb. 2 (Xinhua) -- Sri Lanka's All Share Price Index (ASPI) crossed the 9,000-mark on Thursday for the first time in three and a half months, official data shows.

The ASPI of the Colombo Stock Exchange gained 72.37 points to close at 9,022.38 points at the end of trading.

The last time the ASPI crossed the 9,000-mark was on October 14, 2022, local media reported.

The Standard & Poor's Sri Lanka 20 (S&P SL20) also gained 13.22 points to close at 2,812 points, official data shows.

The total turnover on Thursday was over 1.8 billion rupees (4.8 million dollars), with over 67 million shares being traded within the day.

The ASPI measures the movements of the overall market, while the S&P SL20 follows the performance of 20 leading publicly traded companies listed in the Colombo Stock Exchange.

Sri Lanka's stocks lost 30.5 percent in 2022, the Colombo Stock Exchange data showed.

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