Chayu Damsinghe

Product Head - Macroeconomic and Thematic Research

Chayu Damsinghe

Chayu is currently a Product Head at Frontier Research and works primarily with the Economics team. He plays a leading role in helping Frontier understand debt crises across the world and tying those into the Sri Lankan situation. He also heads work around understanding Covid-19 pandemic and other black swan risks, and tying those into the macroeconomic stories of the country and takes a key role in in the development of Frontier's views on interest rates and the LKR and in the presentation of content to Frontier's clients. Additionally, he handles work surrounding consumer demand and sales patterns in Sri Lanka along with the impact of global markets on the Sri Lankan economy.

He has been featured on LMD's 'Benchmark' business programme, Channel Eye's 'Business Today' programme, TV1's, "Bisnomics" programme, and Echelon magazine.

Chayu also acts as an Executive Director for DaddysLanka (Pvt) Ltd, a family-run institute working in the field of special needs and mental health care.

All Media Appearances

What’s Next for Sri Lanka? | Asia Society

What’s Next for Sri Lanka? | Asia Society

22-7-20

What's Next for Sri Lanka? Catch Chayu Damsinghe, our Product Head of Macroeconomic and Thematic research projects his views as part of expert panel with Asia Society.

Kaleidoscope News Capsule with Chayu Damsinghe | Kaleidoscope with Savithri Rodrigo

Kaleidoscope News Capsule with Chayu Damsinghe | Kaleidoscope with Savithri Rodrigo

22-7-23

While Sri Lanka is seeing unprecedented change, key priorities must remain in focus. Economist Chayu Damsinghe spells things out clearly on Kaleidoscope Ceylinco Life News Capsule.

What are Sri Lanka's 3 broad economic woes?

What are Sri Lanka's 3 broad economic woes?

22-5-5

Economist Chayu Damsinghe speaks to Focal Point

How a debt restructure will impact asset prices, the economy and businesses

How a debt restructure will impact asset prices, the economy and businesses

22-1-11

Our Product Head of Macroeconomic Research, Chayu Damsinghe in discussion with Echelon, on what Sri Lanka's debt crisis will mean for businesses, asset markets and the economy.

Economic Growth in SL: A Closer look at Provincial Performance

Economic Growth in SL: A Closer look at Provincial Performance

19-5-29

How has Sri Lanka's economic growth affected the country's provinces? To dive into answering this question here's our Associate, Chayu Damsinghe, taking a closer look at how different economic indicators tie into the stories of different provinces.

What are the consequences for Sri Lanka of its economic crisis? | Inside Story - Al Jazeera English

What are the consequences for Sri Lanka of its economic crisis? | Inside Story - Al Jazeera English

22-6-29

Catch the latest discussion of Chayu Damsinghe, our Product Head of Macroeconomic and Thematic research, with Al Jazeera on Consequences for Sri Lanka of its Economic Crisis

How will Sri Lanka's economy look like after President Gotabaya Rajapaksa resigned? | BBC News

How will Sri Lanka's economy look like after President Gotabaya Rajapaksa resigned? | BBC News

22-7-15

BBC news in conversation with Chayu Damsinghe, our Product Head of Macroeconomic and Thematic research on Sri Lanka's Economy and ability of new governments to ease its crisis.

Sri Lanka's foreign exchange problem

Sri Lanka's foreign exchange problem

22-4-26

Listen to Chayu Damsinghe, product head of macroeconomic and thematic research in discussion with NPR on Sri Lanka's foreign exchange problem

BISNOMICS | Epi 130 | Chayu Damsinghe : Frontier Research

BISNOMICS | Epi 130 | Chayu Damsinghe : Frontier Research

22-1-7

What happens when Dollar reserves hit zero and how far are we from it?

Chayu Damsinghe, our Product Head of Macroeconomic Research, in discussion on TV1's Bisnomics, on Sri Lanka's debt crisis and likelihood of the way forward with the IMF

Bisnomics | EP 166 | Chayu Damsinghe | Frontier Research

Bisnomics | EP 166 | Chayu Damsinghe | Frontier Research

22-6-4

Chayu Damsinghe, our Product Head of Macroeconomic and Thematic research, returns to Bisnomics, this time in discussion of the current Developments in Economy and ways for business decision makers to navigate themselves through this crisis

How is Sri Lanka's economic crisis affecting the daily routines of millions of people?

How is Sri Lanka's economic crisis affecting the daily routines of millions of people?

22-5-18

Catch Chayu Damsinghe, our product head of macroeconomic and thematic research at 'Money Talks', discussing the impact of the economic crisis on the daily routines of Sri Lankans.

Independent Economists present ‘Emergency Plan’ to address crisis in SL

Independent Economists present ‘Emergency Plan’ to address crisis in SL

22-4-20

The independent group of economists highlight that macroeconomics risks will continue to worsen if immediate action is not taken. Therefore the group of economists urge the government to take the necessary steps to achieve this outcome immediately.

Sri Lanka's electricity grid

Sri Lanka's electricity grid

20-2-20

Our Associate, Chayu Damsinghe, talks about Sri Lanka's electricity grid, the strengths associated with our energy infrastructure, and the costs associated with keeping the country's lights on.