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Name: Dondra Head Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Matara, , Sri Lanka

Location: Southernmost point of Sri Lanka, Indian Ocean.

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Photo: Preethi Burkholder
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Managing Organization:
Sri Lanka Ports' Authority

This lighthouse was designed by James Douglass and constructed by William Douglass of the Imperial Lighthouse Service. This is the tallest lighthouse in Sri Lanka.

Tower Height: 160

Height of Focal Plane: 153

Characteristic and Range: White flash every 5 seconds; range 28 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: White octagonal brick tower.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1889

Date Present Tower Built: 1889

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? At times.

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