Asitha Fernando was born on 31 July 1997 at a place called Katuneriya in Sri Lanka. He first came into the limelight during the Under-19 World Cup in 2016. In just six games in that tournament, Fernando picked 11 wickets and had an average of 16.45. Though Sri Lanka couldn’t progress past the semis, his best moment came against India. He picked up a four-wicket haul against the eventual finalists.