Anura is 28 years old and was born in Mirissa, where he now lives with his mother, father and sister. After graduating from school in Matara, he did a mechanical apprenticeship at BAFF. Afterwards, he was trained in boat building and sail making as well as diving. Before going into working on the boat, he worked at BAFF Polymech (shipyards and electrical repair shops). He gained lots of sailing experience and is now the captain of the boat “Pearl” and works as a sailing instructor as well. Six months of the year he works in the Eastern seas.