Shiran is presently a Consultant Economist and was formerly the Chief Economist at the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC) where he led the Economic Intelligence Unit. Shiran previously held the role of Lead Economist and Senior Product Head at Frontier Research. He has been part of numerous economic and business forums both locally and internationally as a speaker, panelist and a moderator. Shiran is also a contributing writer to LMD's monthly Economic Outlook column and an alumnus of the U.S International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP).
Shiran holds a Bachelors in Economics and Finance from the University of London. He also holds ACMA and CGMA professional qualifications, a Post-Graduate Diploma in International Relations from the Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies (BCIS), and an Executive MBA from the Post Graduate Institute of Management, Sri Lanka. He is presently a Chevening Scholar and is reading for a MSc in Economic Policy from SOAS University of London.