Batticaloa Lighthouse (මඩකලපුව ප්‍රදීපාගාරය)

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Batticaloa Lighthouse
Batticaloa Lighthouse after renovation of the tsunami damage
licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 by Markus Spring

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

This lighthouse was built in 1913 by the British and is 28 meters in height. After being neglected for years due to the LTTE terrorist activities in this area, In December 2003, the east coast of Sri Lanka was badly affected by a major tsunami. But the lighthouse suffered only minor damage. With the foreign aid agencies visiting this area after the tsunami, it got a much-needed face lift with USAID tsunami relief funds.

Map of  Batticaloa Lighthouse

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Travel Directions to Batticaloa Lighthouse

Route from Colombo to Batticaloa Lighthouse Route II from Colombo to Batticaloa Lighthouse
Through : Ambepussa – Kurunegala – Dambulla – Polonnaruwa – kalkuda
Distance : 330 km
Travel time : 6-7 hours
Driving directions : see on google map
 Through : Ambepussa – Kandy – Mahiyangana
Distance : 310 km
Travel time : 6-7 hours
Driving directions : see on google map


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