Sunday, March 10, 2019

Oluvil Lighthouse

Oluvil Lighthouse
Oluvil lighthouse is one of lighthouses in the country. It is located in the coastal village of Oluvil on the southeastern shore of Sri Lanka.

Construction
The feasibility studies for the development of Oluvil port were done during the period of 1995 - 1999 and after that the lighthouse was erected immediately along with a circuit bungalow and officers quarters by Sri Lanka Port Authority (SLPA) near the port site. The lighthouse was declared open on 19 June 1999 by the then Sri Lanka's Minister for Port Development, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction, M. H. M. Ashraff.

Tower
The tower is 84 feet tall (Ameerdeen, 2006).
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References
1) Ameerdeen, V., 2006. Ethnic Politics of Muslims in Sri Lanka. Centre for Minority Studies. p.143.

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