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Colombo Island Breakwater North End Lighthouses

  Province Western
  District Colombo
  Nearest Town Colombo


1907. Active; focal plane 13 m (43 ft); green flash every 3 s. 12 m (36 ft) round stone tower with lantern and gallery, painted white. Meare has contributed a 1964 photo, Huelse has a historic postcard view, and Google has a satellite view. Located at the north end of the detached breakwater protecting Colombo Harbour, marking the south side of the northern entrance. Accessible only by boat. Site and tower closed. ARLHS SLI-006; Admiralty F0790; NGA 27320.

Colombo Island Breakwater North End Light House

Nearest Town or City : Colombo Sri Lanka

Location : Northern end of detatched breakwater in harbor at Colombo, west coast of Sri Lanka.

Managing Organization : Sri Lanka Ports Authority

Tower Height : 37

Description Tower : White conical tower

Operational : Yes

Date Established : 1907

Date Present Tower Built : 1907

Current Use : Active aid to navigation

Characteristic Range : Green flash every 3 seconds; range 10 nautical miles.

Height Focal Plane : 42

National Register : No