Lakshini Fernando

Asia Securities

Vice President @ Asia Securities

Lakshini has over 10 years of capital markets’ experience, and manages the macroeconomics product at Asia Securities Research, having joined the team in April 2016. Prior to that, she was a Senior Associate Vice President at Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services (formerly known as Amba Research Lanka).

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Sri Lanka: Macro Roundup - July 2022

July saw the appointment of a new President following the resignation of Gotabaya Rajapaksa. The key positive at this point is continued refinancing discussions with bilateral partners and the IMF given that the Finance Ministry portfolio continues t...
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Lakshini Fernando @ Asia Securities 29 July 2022

Sri Lanka: D-day for Presidential vote; Policy direction remains key priority

The much-awaited Parliament vote to fill the Presidential post takes place today. While our channel checks indicate that the SLFP/SJB have the numbers going into the vote today given that most of the independent parties have also pledged support, we ...
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Lakshini Fernando @ Asia Securities 20 July 2022

Sri Lanka: Mass protests but no resignations yet; events will impact IMF talks

The largest protest in Sri Lanka to date was seen yesterday (9th July), following months of public calls for the President’s resignation. Political uncertainty is at its peak at this point. With a requirement of approx. However, on the flipside, a st...
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Lakshini Fernando @ Asia Securities 10 July 2022

Sri Lanka: Monetary Policy Review July 2022 – Rates up 100bps in line with view

In-line with our view, the Central Bank (CB) increased key policy rates by 100bps. While inflation is expected to remain elevated in the near term owing to both domestic and external headwinds, the CB expects this to normalise in the medium term once...
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Lakshini Fernando @ Asia Securities 7 July 2022

Sri Lanka: Macro Roundup - June 2022

The economic crisis deepened during the month, with continued shortages impacting activities. We expect a sharp contraction in 2Q and 3Q 2022. In line with our view expressed during the past few months, we expect the discussions to continue into July...
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Lakshini Fernando @ Asia Securities 1 July 2022

Sri Lanka: Economy contracts in 1Q; 2Q and 3Q ‘22 to face further pressure

Data released by the Department of Census and Statistics shows that the Sri Lankan economy contracted 1.6% YoY in 1Q 2022, following the 2.0% YoY growth recorded in 4Q 2021. Meanwhile, the Agri sector recorded a sharp decline owing to the fertiliser ...
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Lakshini Fernando @ Asia Securities 29 June 2022

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