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Kankesanturai Lighthouses

  Province Northern
  District Jaffna
  Nearest Town Kankesanturai


1893. Active; focal plane 25 m (82 ft); three white flashes every 15 s. 22 m (72 ft) round masonry tower. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Kankesanturai is a port at the northern end of Sri Lanka. The Sri Lanka Ports Authority has a goal of developing Kankesanturai as a regional port, although the effort is hampered by the strength of the Tamil insurgency in the north. The lighthouse is located on a bastion of an old fort on the Kankesanturai waterfront. Site open, tower closed. ARLHS SLI-012; Admiralty F0872; NGA 27224.

Nearest Town or City : Kankesanturai Sri Lanka

Location : Palk Strait, north coast of Sri Lanka.

Managing Organization : Sri Lanka Ports Authority

Tower Height : 73

Description Tower : Round masonry tower.

Operational : Yes

Date Established : 1893

Date Present Tower Built : 1893

Current Use : Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public : Grounds only.

Characteristic Range : Three white flashes every 15

seconds; range 14 nautical miles.

Height Focal Plane : 81

National Register : No