Trisha Peries, CFA

Head of Economic Research

Trisha currently heads Economic Research services at Frontier and plays a key role in the development of Frontier's macroeconomic views while handling the overall coordination of much of Frontier's economic reports and presentations catering to senior level management. While overseeing her 5-member team of research analysts, she also plays an instrumental role in providing short term trading calls of local government securities through the Trader’s Edge report series. Additionally, she leads the initiative to ensure all of Frontier’s products fully meet and fit Frontier’s brand promise of being time efficient and business friendly.


She has contributed to discussion papers released by the Advocata Institute on the subject of price controls in Sri Lanka among other working papers by recognized institutions on the export industry, while more recently providing her insights on Nielsen Sri Lanka's Annual Review. Trisha also contributes her economic insights to articles featured Wall Street Journal, Nasdaq news, Reuters and Echelon while expanding her presence to TV media.

All Media Appearances

UPDATE 2-Sri Lanka Central Bank unexpectedly cuts key interest rates to support growth

The Central Bank of Sri Lanka unexpectedly cut its policy rates at the first Monetary Policy Review for 2020. Here's Trisha Peries, Product Head of Economic Research with her thoughts on this move.

Economic Impact on Sri Lanka Post-Easter Sunday Attacks

According to our product head Trisha Peries , the immediate impact on SL's economy following the terror attacks is difficult to assess- but we might still see investments come in for the telecommunication and tech sectors

Why did the LKR face such high depreciation?

The Sri Lankan rupee has been faced with troubling times in the last few months and it has raised many questions on the health of the economy. To give us some answers, here's Trisha Peries, our Product Head of Economic Research discussing the reasons behind the high depreciation of the rupee and giving an outlook of our macro-economy.

UPDATE 1-Sri Lanka boosts spending in budget targeting voters

Sri Lanka on Tuesday boosted spending on state employees, pensioners and the armed forces, and promised many rural infrastructure projects in a 2019 budget to woo voters before two elections, following a period of political instability.

CB seen keeping policy rates steady amid political crisis

The recent policy move by the Central Bank has raised a few eyebrows. Here's Trisha Peries, our Product Head of Economic Research, with her thoughts on why they may have opted for a policy rate hike.

POLL-Sri Lanka cbank seen holding key rates steady ahead of budget

CBSL is expected to keep rates steady to support the economy despite a pick-up in inflation and strong credit growth

UPDATE 1-Sri Lanka boosts spending in budget targeting voters

Sri Lanka on Tuesday boosted spending on state employees, pensioners and the armed forces, and promised many rural infrastructure projects in a 2019 budget to woo voters before two elections, following a period of political instability.

Sri Lanka faces key challenge in 2020 to maintain economic stability

With the dawn of a new year, Sri Lanka's economy faces a new set of opportunities and challenges. Here's our Product Head, Trisha Peries with her thoughts on the economic trajectory for 2020 and the immediate economic challenges.

Budget 2019: What were the positive and negative takeaways?

Although many presumed that this year's budget would focus primarily on the election, it was a more responsible budget than expected. Delving into the other positive and negative takeaways from Budget 2019, here's our Product Head, Trisha, on Benchmark.

Implications of Covid-19 on the Sri Lankan Economy

What would life be like post-COVID?
What are the present implications on the Sri Lankan and global economy?
What are the challenges faced by Tourism, Banking, Real Estate and much more?
What would the future economic forecasts be?
What would be the opportunities for budding entrepreneurs?

Sri Lanka cbank cuts statutory ratio to boost credit growth

Sri Lanka's Central Bank reduced commercial banks' statutory reserve ratio (SRR) by 100 basis points on Friday in a surprise move to increase liquidity and boost credit growth as policymakers struggle to boost economic growth following a political crisis and a recent rate increase.

Sri Lanka central bank seen holding rates to spur growth: Reuters poll

CBSL is likely to hold off on a rate cut given the tightening global monetary environment which is causing other central banks in Asia to even look toward rate hikes.

1Q growth slumps to 3.8%

Analysis of the performance of the Sri Lankan economy for Q1 of 2017.

A closer look new CBSL monetary policy and its future

The CBSL appears to be taking a cautious easing monetary policy stance, but what are the factors contributing to this, and what can we expect on their policy in the future? Watch as our Product Head Trisha Peries gives her insights in this latest Interview conducted by the LMD Benchmark Magazine.

Sri Lanka, Deep in Debt, Turns Increasingly to China for Loans

Sri Lanka’s recent political turbulence has forced it to borrow more from China as it scrambles to raise enough foreign currency to meet its first-quarter debt payments.

UPDATE 2-Sri Lanka central bank leaves rates unchanged, but could ease in future

Sri Lanka’s central bank left its key interest rates unchanged on Monday, but said it could cut rates in future to boost an economy struggling in the wake of a political crisis and sluggish private sector credit growth.

Too late for reforms?

After two years of uncertainty and low growth, Sri Lanka’s economy is expected to have a better run in 2018 and beyond, driven by consumer demand, increasing government spending and a pick-up in exports with GSP Plus trade concessions to the EU taking effect, according to Frontier Research.

UPDATE 1-Sri Lanka central bank keeps rates steady, says growth below potential

CBSL held rates steady as expected while the economy remains likely to recover from the effects of adverse weather conditions in the past two years and benefit from the expected boost in external demand and foreign direct investment inflows.

Sri Lanka's consumer price inflation hits record high on drought

COLOMBO, Feb 28 (Reuters) - Sri Lanka’s consumer price inflation hit a record high of 6.8 percent in February under a new index, government data released on Tuesday showed, pushed up by the impact of a lingering drought and base-year effects.

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