Kandy Clock Tower

Kandy Clock Tower
The Kandy Clock Tower (Sinhala: මහනුවර ඔරලෝසු කණුව; Tamil: கண்டி மணிக்கூட்டுக் கோபுரம்) is located in the middle of Kandy town, Sri Lanka.

The clock tower was built in 1950 by Haji Mohamed Ismail as a monument in memory of his son Mohamed Zacky Ismail, who lost his life in an accident in Kadugannawa in 1947. The English inscription on the tower can be read as follows;
This clock tower is the gift of Haji Mohamed Ismail to the town of Kandy in memory of his beloved son Mohamed Zacky Ismail who lost his life at Kadugannawa on 14th August 1947
Designed by Shirley de Alwis, the completed tower was declared open by the then Prime Minister, D. S. Senanayake (1947-1952) and the Kandy Mayor.

1) Kandy clock tower, 1950 by AntanO is licensed under the CC BY-SA 4.0

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This page was last updated on 30 October 2022
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