Old Clock Tower Lighthouse in Colombo – කොලඹ පැරණි ප්‍රදීපාගාරය

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Old Lighthouse in Colombo

Creative Commons photo by Dennis S. Hurd

This Old Clock Tower Lighthouse is not operational any more, but functions as a clock tower and is designated as a monument. It is located at the junction of Chatham Street and Janadhipathi Mawatha (formally Queens road) in Colombo fort.

The location had been used as a lighthouse station since far back as 1829. The tower was first constructed as a clock tower in 1860, the navigational light was moved to the tower by 1865. The original clock (made by the same manufacturer as Big Ben) was replaced in 1913. The lighthouse was deactivated after its light became obscured by nearby buildings and was decommissioned in 1952 with a new lighthouse begin built in Galbokka Point, Colombo .

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Travel Directions to Old Clock Tower Lighthouse in Colombo

Route from Colombo to Old Clock Tower Lighthouse in Colombo

distance : 1.8 km
Travel time : 5 minutes
Driving directions : see on google map

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first published : December 27, 2009
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