Oluvil Lighthouse – ඕලුවිල් ප්‍රදීපාගාරය

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Oluvil Lighthouse

Oluvil Lighthouse
Photo by Billy Barkle [CC BY-NC-ND 2.0]

Oluvil Lighthouse is the only lighthouse built after independence of Sri Lanka until the Hambantota Port and the Colombo Port Expansion took place in the 2012-1013 period. It was built in 1999 along with the Potuvil fisheries harbour. The lighthouse is a 24 metre high white cylindrical tower with an lantern and gallery attached to a small equipment building. The tower was damaged during the 2004 tsunami but has been repaired again.


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Travel Directions to Oluvil Lighthouse

Route from Batticaloa to Oluvil Lighthouse

Route from Ampara to Oluvil Lighthouse

Through : Kattankudi – Kalmune
Distance : 57 km
Travel time : 1.15 hours
Driving directions : see on google map
Through : Karativu
Distance : 35 km
Travel time : 45 minutes
Driving directions : see on google map

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