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Mullaittivu Lighthouses

  Province Northern
  District Mullaittivu
  Nearest Town Mullaittivu

Introduction

1896. Status unknown (probably inactive). Active; focal plane 20 m (66 ft); two white flashes every 10 s. 20 m (66 ft) tower, described by NGA as an "iron latticework obelisk," appears to be a square cylindrical skeletal tower. No photo available, but the shadow of the tower is seen in a Google satellite view. Mullaittivu is a small port in the area generally controlled by Tamil forces. The town was devastated by the tsunami of 26 December 2004, but apparently the lighthouse survived. Located near the mouth of the Vattulakalaru lagoon. Site status unknown. ARLHS SLI-016; Admiralty F0866; NGA 27232.