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Analaitivu Lighthouse – අන්නලදූව ප්‍රදීපාගාරය

The Lighthouse of the Analaitivu Island

Analaitivu is a small island off the coast of Jaffna Peninsula in north Sri Lanka. The only access to the island is by boat or ferry from Karainagar, Kayts or Eluvaitivu Jetties.

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Sangaman Kanda Lighthouse – සංගමන් කන්ද ප්‍රදීපාගාරය

Sangamankanda Point Lighthouse

Sangaman Kanda (Sangamankanda) is the most East point in Sri Lanka. The beaches are still un spoilt and as wide as 100 meters at some placed. The Sangaman Kanda Lighthouse has been built in 1947 with a height of 25feet. This

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Point Padro Lighthouse – පේදුරු තුඩුව ප්‍රදීපාගාරය

Point Padro Lighthouse

Point Padro lighthouse lies in the North Eastern corner of Sri Lanka. Built in 1916, this is 32 m (105 ft) tall. Access to the light house was restricted for the last 30 years due to the Tamil Terrorists in

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Oluvil Lighthouse – ඕලුවිල් ප්‍රදීපාගාරය

Oluvil Lighthouse

Oluvil Lighthouse is the only lighthouse built after independence of Sri Lanka. 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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Mullaittivu Lighthouse – මුලතිව් ප්‍රදීපාගාරය

Old Thalaimannar Lighthouse (Urumalai Lighthouse)

Mullaittivu Lighthouse is said to be an iron structure and was described by NGA as an “iron latticework obelisk.”  Built in 1896 to a height of 20 meters, it survived to for over 100 years. This was located  near the

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Old Thalaimannar Lighthouse (Urumalai Lighthouse) තලෙයිමන්නාරම පැරණි ප්‍රදීපාගාරය

Old Thalaimannar Lighthouse (Urumalai Lighthouse)

The Old Thalaimannar Lighthouse (Urumalai Lighthouse) is located at that south of the island at the start of the Adams Bridge, the natural sand bank which stretch all the way to India. This area is called Urumalai, thus this is also known as Urumalai Lighthouse.

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New Talaimannar Lighthouse and the Old Pier – තලෙයිමන්නාරම ප්‍රදීපාගාරය

Thalaimannar New Lighthouse

The new Talaimannar lighthouse in was built in 1915 and was 19m high. The tower has not been maintained for during the recent past due to the war situation which existed for the last 30 years.

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Kovilan Point Lighthouse at Karaitivu Island – කෝවිලන් තුඩුව ප්‍රදීපාගාරය

Kovilan Point Lighthouse ogimage

Kovilan Point lighthouse lies in the Jaffna peninsula on the north western corner of the Karativu island about 25 km from the Jaffna town. This is the largest island in the peninsula and is connected to the mainland though a

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Kevuliya / Round Island Lighthouse – කෙවුලිය ප්‍රදීපාගාරය

Round Island Lighthouse

  This Kevuliya lighthouse ( Round Island Lighthouse)  lies on top of a small rockey island in the bay of Trincomalee. The lighthouse on the island was built on 1863 and has a focal plane 21 m (61 ft) and

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Kankasanthure Lighthouse (KKS) – කන්කසන්තුරේ ප්‍රදීපාගාරය

Kankasanthure (KKS) Lighthouse

The Kankesanthure lighthouse (Kankesanthurai/KKS) lies in the vicinity of the KKS harbour.Both the harbour and the lighthouse is surrounded by an ancient fortified wall built by the Portuguese and the Dutch.

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Hambanthota Lighthouse – හම්බන්තොට ප්‍රදීපාගාරය

Habanthota Lighthouse

The Hambanthota Lighthouse was built in 1913 with a height of 14 metres. This is a round masonary tower with a lantern and a gallery. The rocks which have been used to build this tower gives a the impression of a black and white spiral paint on the tower. Has been operational till 1970’s but currently in a dilapidated state.

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Great Basses & Little Basses Reef lighthouses – මහා රාවණා හා කුඩා රාවණා ප්‍රදීපාගාර

Little Basses Reef lighthouse

Great Basses reef and the Little Basses reef are two rock formations on the south-east coast of Sri Lanka. Locals call these ‘Maha Ravana’ and Kuda Ravana’ reefs respectively.

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Galle Lighthouse – ගාල්ල ප්‍රදීපාගාරය

Galle Lighthouse

The port of Galle dates back to the time when Arab traders sailed to China in search of eastern riches. Galle was their last haven before crossing the Bay of Bengal. Perhaps one of the earliest recorded references to Galle

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Sampur Foul Point Lighthouse – සාම්පූර් ප්‍රදීපාගාරය

Sampur (Foul Point) Lighthouse

Sampur, which has been liberated by the Security Forces from the LTTE terrorists (in 2007) , is home to one of the most famous lighthouses in the country. The Foul Point Lighthouse (aka Sampur Lighthouse) has been guiding seafarers safely

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Colombo harbour south breakwater lighthouse – කොලඹ වරාය ආශ්‍රිත ප්‍රදීපාගාර

Colombo Harbor new terminal breakwater lighthouse

The Colombo harbour south breakwater lighthouse lighthouse was commissioned in 2013 with the opening of the south breakwater of the latest international terminal of the Colombo Port.

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Colombo Harbor Breakwater Northeast Lighthouse – කොලඹ වරාය ආශ්‍රිත ප්‍රදීපාගාර

Colombo Harbor Breakwater North End Lighthouse

Colombo Harbor Breakwater Northeast Lighthouse is one of the six lighthouses in the Colombo Harbour. The lighthouse was commissioned in 1907 and is currently active. It has a focal plane of  13 m (43 ft) and has a continuous red

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Colombo Harbor Breakwater North End Lighthouse – කොලඹ වරාය ආශ්‍රිත ප්‍රදීපාගාර

Colombo Harbor Breakwater North End Lighthouse

Colombo Harbor Breakwater North End Lighthouse is one of the six lighthouses in the Colombo Harbour. The lighthouse was commissioned in 1907 and is currently active. It has a focal plane of  13 m (43 ft) and flash  green every

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Colombo Harbor Southwest Breakwater Lighthouse – කොලඹ වරාය ආශ්‍රිත ප්‍රදීපාගාර

Colombo Harbor Southwest Breakwater

The Colombo Harbor Southwest Breakwater Lighthouse lies at the end of the Southwestern Breakwater of the Colombo Harbour. This breakwater was completed in 1885 at cost of £705,000 using 300 convicts to load / unload rocks from a query at Mahara.

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Colombo Harbor Pilot Station Lighthouse – කොලඹ වරාය ආශ්‍රිත ප්‍රදීපාගාර

Colombo Harbor Pilot Station Lighthouse

Colombo Harbor Pilot Station Lighthouse  is one of the six lighthouses in the Colombo Harbour and was completed along with the breakwater in 1885. This has  a focal plane 17 m (56 ft) and is a 19 m (62 ft)

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Colombo Harbor Breakwater South End Lighthouse – කොලඹ වරාය ආශ්‍රිත ප්‍රදීපාගාර

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The Colombo Harbor Breakwater South End Lighthouse is one of the six lighthouses in the Colombo Harbour and was buit in 1905.  This is a 12 m (36 ft) round stone tower with a lantern and gallery, painted white. This

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Old Clock Tower Lighthouse in Colombo – කොලඹ පැරණි ප්‍රදීපාගාරය

Old Lighthouse in Colombo

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.

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Colombo Galbokka Lighthouse – කොලඹ ගල්බොක්ක ප්‍රදීපාගාරය

Colombo Lighthouse at Galbokka

Colombo Galbokka Lighthouse in Sri Lanka is operated and maintained by the Sri Lanka Ports Authority. It is located at Galbokka Point south of the Colombo harbour on the waterfront along the marine drive, in Colombo fort. The lighthouse was built

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Chapel Hill Lighthouse (Trincomalee Bay)

Batticaloa Lighthouse

Trincomalee is a natural harbor which has been one of the main shipping ports since the ancient times. With invasion of the European empires, this harbor was moved hand to hand and finally to British. Today  Trincomalee is renown for

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Batticaloa Lighthouse – මඩකලපුව ප්‍රදීපාගාරය

Batticaloa Lighthouse

Batticaloa Lighthouse is located few kilometers from the town of Batticaloa on the Bar Road. It takes approx 15-20 minutes drive from the town to the light house. This is round masonry tower with 5 windows, lantern and gallery, painted white.

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