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Dondra Head Lighthouse near Matara c.1890?s

Dondra Head Lighthouse 1890

Dondra Head Lighthouse near Matara c.1890's #IMG578

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Octagonal brick tower with lantern and gallery, painted white, Dondra head lighthouse built in 1890.

This lighthouse was designed by James Douglass and constructed by William Douglass of the Imperial Lighthouse Service. This is the tallest (161ft) lighthouse in Sri Lanka, and stands on the southernmost tip near the village of Dondra.
Lighthouse is still Operational, managed by Sri Lanka Ports’ Authority.

Location: Southernmost point of Sri Lanka, near the city of Matara.
Height Focal Plane: 153ft
Construction Completed in 1889

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1. Cary B - May 29, 2010

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