Navy bids farewell to Rear Admiral Anura Caldera

Completing over 33 years of distinguished performance of duty, Rear Admiral Anura Caldera retired from the naval service today (01st May 2022).

Rear Admiral Caldera who is celebrating his 55th birthday today received warm wishes from the Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne and the Board of Management before the senior officer was accorded a Guard of Honour in accordance with naval tradition. Next, the customary naval send-off ceremony saw fellow naval officers making their formal farewells to the outgoing officer and sending him off in a motorcade.

Rear Admiral Anura Caldera joined the Sri Lanka Navy as an Officer Cadet of the 02nd Naval Infantry intake in 1988. During his naval service spanning over 33 years, the senior officer has held a number of Commanding Officer appointments at various naval establishments. In addition, Deputy Director Naval Training (Planning and Local Training Internal), Naval Officer in Charge – Trincomalee South and Commandant SLNS Vidura, Director Naval Infantry and Commandant Naval Infantry were some of the key appointments he held.