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Colombo (3) Lighthouses (Galbokka Point)

  Province Western
  District Colombo
  Nearest Town Colombo


1952 (station established 1820s?). Active; focal plane 26 m (85 ft); three white flashes every 10 s. 15 m (49 ft) round stone tower with lantern and gallery, rising from a 1-story stone building. The seaward side of the tower is painted in a black and white checkered pattern, which is barely visible in a distant photo and in David Meare's historic photo. A photo taken from the rear is available, and Google has a satellite view. Andreas Koehler, who visited in late 2009, reports he was not allowed to take photos for security reasons. Located at Galbokka Point south of the harbor on the Colombo waterfront. Site open, tower closed. ARLHS SLI-005; Admiralty F0780; NGA 27332.

Colombo Light House(new)

Nearest Town or City : Colombo Sri Lanka

Location : In harbor at Colombo, west coast of Sri Lanka.

Managing Organization : Sri Lanka Ports Authority

Notes : This light replaced a light on the Colombo Clock Tower.

Tower Height : 49

Description Tower : Round stone tower with black and white checkerboard pattern.

Operational : Yes

Date Established : 1829

Date Present Tower Built : 1952

Current Use : Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public : Grounds only.

Characteristic Range : Three white flashes every 10

seconds; range 25 nautical miles.

Height Focal Plane : 85

National Register : No