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 this was one of the the tree navigational aid for ships coming in to the Trincomalee Harbour during the British Rule.
There is no written history of the people of Iranaitivu, but the old Portuguese chronicles mention the fact that certain low-caste peoples were sent to the islands to look after the horses and it was primarily as cattle and horse watchers that the people existed. With the coming of the British, interest in horses for draught and cavalry purposes increased and horses were sometimes shipped to Iranaitivu for shipment.
Chirutivu Island (Siruthivu Island) is a tear shaped island close to the mainland of Jaffna which has been sold to property developer with the intention of building a luxury eco tourism resort. Work has been started about 10 years ago but not completed.
Mantivu Island (Mantheevu Island) covers 0.38 square kilometers (94 acres) having a circumference of 2.5 kms. is situated north of Valayiravu bridge and located between Thimilathivu and Vavunathivu, around 7 km from Batticaloa. It is an island where historically the leprosy patients had been isolated.
Buffalo Island is the largest island inside the lagoon. It covers 4.5 square kilometers (1,115 acres) and has an elevation of about 5 meters. The island is fully covered in paddy fields and Canagaratnam reports that it had 7 man made ponds to collect rainwater during the north-east monsoon.
Mannar is one of the most barren and driest islands of Sri Lanka connected through a 3 km causeway to mainland. But this was one of the busiest towns in the ancient past when this area (Gulf Of Mannar) was one of the biggest pearl banks in the world, supplying massive amounts of pearls to the kings and queens throughout the world for over 2000 years.
Sallitivu Islet is a highly environmentally sensitive uninhabited island surround by a coral reef. After tsunami, most of corals had died and now the beach is covered with the coral rubble. Connected to main land By a narrow sand bar.
The Bone Island was initially named Bone’s Island. This is a barren, uninhabited tiny island with a circumference of 504 meters and a area of 13,500 square meters (3.33 acres) pleasantly situated close the mouth of the Batticaloa lagoon.
Katchatheevu (Kachchativu) is a small 163-acre (0.66 square kilometers), barren, uninhabited island located in the Palk Strait between India and Sri Lanka. It lies right in the center of Rameswaram in India and Delft Island of Sri Lanka with about 20km on both sides.
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.
Beruwela lighthouse is located on Barberyn Island on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka. An exciting 10-minute boat ride from the town of Beruwela will transport you to Barberyn Island,
The whole island of Delft is built on coral and limestone. The island is a typical remote Sri Lankan village. Simple housed built of coral and limestone, laid-back life and the most popular form of transport is bicycle.
Pigeon Island National Park consists of two small islands off the east coast north of Trincomalee and is popular destination for scuba diving and snorkeling.
Galgodiyana is an island off Matara lying less than 200 meters off land with ruins of a Stupa and a mystic entrance built with boulders. These structures has been built by a Thai prince who had taken up robes in Sri Lanka in late 19th century.