Sri Lanka Ports Authority
The first lighthouse here built by the British in 1848 burned down in 1934.
Tower Height: 87
Height of Focal Plane: 93
Characteristic and Range: Two white flashes every 15 seconds; range 25 nautical miles.
Description of Tower: White conical tower.
This light is operational
1848: White conical tower on the southwest bastion of the fort, 80 feet tall, focal plane at 100 feet.
Date Established: 1848
Date Present Tower Built: 1939
Current Use: Active aid to navigation.
Mapquest URL: Click here to get a map to this lighthouse!
Nearby Lodging: The Lighthouse Hotel is located near the lighthouse -- see www.asiatours.net/srilanka/hotels/lighthouse_ge.html