Point Pedro Lighthouse (පේදුරු තුඩුව ප්‍රදීපාගාරය)

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Along the northern boarder of the Jaffna peninsula lies 4 lighthouses along with numerous forts built by our colonial masters to protect the precious cargo moving out of the pearl island. n the far left of this boarder lies the Kovilan Point Lighthouse on the Karaitivu Island. This island is connected to mainland by a causeway. Next is the Kankesanthure Lighthouse (Kankesanthurai Lighthouse) and at the far right lies the Point Pedro lighthouse.

Point Pedro 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 the area. After the defeat of the last strong holds of the terrorists in end 2009, the public can now have access to this area. Currently this lighthouse is inside a Navel Base and is used as watch tower. All the glass and the lamp is destroyed and is covered by black polythene. Unfortunately the lighthouse is also dwarfed by a gigantic telecom tower built right next to it.

The road which was closed (as you can see in the 2013 photo) is now open the normal life prevails in the area.

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Map of  Point Pedro Lighthouse

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Travel Directions to Point Pedro Lighthouse

Jaffna can be reached through 2 directions. The first one is over the Elephant Pass which is the normal route to Jaffna. The other entrance is from Pooneryn over the newly built Sangupiddi Bridge. This road connects to Mannar.

Route 01 from Colombo to Jaffna (Through Kurunegala)Route 02 from Colombo to Jaffna (Through Puttalam)
Through : Kurunegala – Dambulla – Anuradhapura – Vavuniya
Distance : 400 km
Travel Time : 7-8 hours
Driving Directions : see on Google map
Through : Puttalam – Anuradhapura – Vavuniya
Distance : 400 km
Travel Time : 7-8 hours
Driving Directions : see on Google maps
From Jaffna to from Point Pedro Lighthouse
Though : Jaffna – Point Padro Rd
distance : 37 km
Travel time : 1 hours
Driving directions : see on google map

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