Sunday, January 17, 2021

Hambantota Lighthouse

Hambantota Lighthouse
Hambantota Lighthouse is one of lighthouses in Sri Lanka. It is located in Hambantota tower hill area near the Martello Tower.

History
The lighthouse was constructed in 1926 (McCall, 1999). It was operational until the light is extinguished in 1977 (National Geospatial-intelligence Agency, 2005).
 
Tower
It is a round masonry tower of about 35 feet tall (Abeyawardana, 2004). The base of the tower is square shape and the entrance door has been placed towards the north. The top of the lighthouse is made of aluminium (Abeyawardana, 2004).

A protected monument
The lighthouse at Towerhill road in Hambantota town west No. 09 village situated in Grama Niladhari Division, Hambantota in the Divisional Secretary’s Division, Hambantota is an archaeological protected monument, declared by a government gazette notification published on 24 March 2016. 

Attribution

References
1) Abeyawardana, H.A.P., 2004. Heritage of Ruhuna: Major natural, cultural and historic sites. Colombo: The Central Bank of Sri Lanka. ISBN: 955-575-073-4. p.100.
2) McCall, M.K., 1999. The Martello tower in Hambantota, Sri Lanka. Fort Vol.27. pp.143-157.
3) National Geospatial-intelligence Agency, 2005. Prostar Sailing Directions 2005 India & Bay of Bengal Enroute. ProStar Publications. 2005. p. 87
4) The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. No: 1960. 24 March 2016 .p.227.

Location Map
This page was last updated on 28 January 2021
For a complete tourist map follow this link: Lankapradeepa Tourist Map

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