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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

Notes:
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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