ounded and headed by economist and entrepreneur, Amal Sanderatne, our team comprises of diverse young individuals with a knack for the industry and a thirst for knowledge.
Amal is an alumni of the London School of Economics, and is a CFA® charterholder. He previously worked at Jardine Fleming HNB Securities Sri Lanka as Head of Research. Following the takeover of Jardine Fleming by JP Morgan Chase he was transferred to Singapore where he led JP Morgan’s Asia Pacific ADR research and also managed the research of Hong Kong based Access Products Group.
Amal founded Frontier Research in 2001 with a vision of creating a firm that does great work whilst offering a choice driven culture to its employees.
At Frontier, Shiran leads Macro Economic presentations, while also playing a key role in building strong business relationships. He is a member of the Economic Policy Committee of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce and also a member of the Investment Climate Sub-Committee of the National Agenda Committee of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce. Shiran is an alumni of the University of London International Programmes with a BSc. In Economics and Finance, a CIMA passed Finalist and a 2017 Level III Candidate in the CFA Program. His interests revolve around global and local markets, investments, sports and learning more about entrepreneurship.
Travis manages Frontier’s equity team which is primarily responsible for developing and delivering Equity strategy and sector specific products for institutions and high net worth individuals. Previously he was a part of Frontier’s new startup venture “Frontier i” and was instrumental in creating and implementing Time Twister; Frontier’s flagship daily newsletter specializing in Economic and Finance news in Sri Lanka.
Travis reads historical fiction, high fantasy, graphic novels and listens to classical music by artists with names like Dvorak and Verdi. He is passionate about Greek, Roman and medieval history and hopes to visit Rome to “taste its sumptuous architecture”.
Ashini graduated with a first class honors in Business Economics from the University of Colombo, becoming a gold medalist for overall performance. She has been instrumental in creating key Economic models used in our forecasting and has taken on varied thematic research such as gold price movements, growth cycles of developing countries and money supply & liquidity.
One of her key strengths lies in presenting complex economic concepts in a candid manner to a general audience, for which her work has often been featured in various public media.
Thanuri leads the business development work at Frontier, including financial planning and budgeting. She graduated with a BBA(Hons.) Finance degree. She is currently a CFA Level II candidate as well as a CIMA Passed Finalist. She was also a member of the Rotaract Club of the University of Colombo’s Faculty of Management and Finance and the Captain of the University’s Tennis Team in 2013.
She likes to relax with a good book on the beach or even just at home and prefers to end the day by spending time with her family. She’s also passionate about travel, preferring to go to “any place adventurous”, especially Jungle Safari’s!
At Frontier, Trisha is primary involved in economic research and the overall coordination of much of Frontier’s regular economic reports. Trisha graduated with First class honours in Economics and Finance from the University of London International Programmes, having conducted her studies at the Royal Institute of Colombo, and is a CIMA passed finalist.
She is heavily involved in social work through her Rotaract Club. She likes acoustic and indie music and would probably have been a musician if she hadn’t got into finance and econ. She now spends much of her free time practicing calligraphy.
After joining Frontier in 2014, Thilini played a lead role in the product development of Frontier’s flagship newsletter, Time Twister, and also in reaching out to the wider client base of the product. She now handles client relations and also works as the Banking and Finance sector analyst of Frontier’s Equity team.
Having represented her school in rowing and her university in tennis, where she was vice captain, she is passionate about cooking and likes to spend her free time relaxing with family and friends, ideally at the beach or with a good movie.
Nimesha currently leads the development of Frontier’s curated information products, while supporting the equity and sector research team. Having joined Frontier as an intern in early 2014, she spent 2 years at MAS Active, before joining Frontier once again in 2016. She graduated with First Class Honours in a BSc. Finance (Sp.) degree from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, is a charter member of the University and a CIMA Passed Finalist.
She prefers to spend her free time simply hanging out with friends or family. She also likes to travel and would love to see New Zealand one day.
Viroshan leads the non-daily curation products and was instrumental in developing certain products under the “Spotlight” series. He is also responsible for the quarterly “Hospital Insights” updates and is involved in various other equity products. He has a graduate diploma in Civil Engineering from the Engineering Council UK and is a CIMA Passed Finalist. He worked as a lecturer in Engineering at Aquinas University for 5 years while also working at Frontier
A self-professed sports fanatic and a professional musician, he usually ends his day by playing the guitar and singing with his band at various venues.
Eranga worked as a team lead for Frontier’s flagship newsletter, Time Twister, and is currently involved in Equity and Sector Research. He graduated with a BSc. Finance(Sp.) degree from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, completed the strategic level in Chartered Accountancy and is currently a Level II candidate of the CFA program. Prior to joining Frontier he worked as a Finance intern at the Merchant Bank of Sri Lanka.
While being passionate about investing, he also loves to travel and prefers hiking in Sri Lanka’s hill country above all else. He normally surfs the internet for knowledge and news after work and ends the day with a movie or a few soft songs.
Umar graduated with a Second class in Economics and Finance from the University of London International Programmes, having conducted his studies at the Royal Institute of Colombo. His current work at Frontier deals mainly with software development and leveraging technology in the workplace.
He likes nothing better than to sit down with a good movie or book after a day of work. He is passionate about technology, claiming to ‘live and breathe the stuff’. He’s into sports as well, just don’t ‘expect him to win’!
Nirukthi is primarily involved in Frontier’s Economics team, providing support on reports. She also dabbles in some information curation as well. She is a CIMA past finalist who is currently interning at Frontier while reading for the BBA degree – specializing in Business Economics. She is a former vice president at AIESEC in University of Colombo.
With a passion for knowledge, Nirukthi loves learning about the history and culture of other nations – which is probably what fueled her interests in Korean pop culture. She also takes pleasure in the simple things, choosing to relax with some good old-fashioned sleep.
Thilina is a final year undergraduate in International Relations through the University of London International Programmes at the Royal Institute of Colombo. He is mainly involved in curating Frontier’s daily newsletter for global news and in assisting the Economics team on research. He served as a Youth Delegate representing Sri Lanka at the 70th UN General Assembly. He also runs his own news opinion platform – The International Cauldron.
He chooses to wind down with a walk or a jog, while listening to Rock/Alt/Indie music or just reading a book in a comfy place. His ideal vacation happens at any place of historical significance, where he can “get lost” in the history and take endless photos.