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Round Island Lighthouses (Trincomalee, Kevuliya)

  Province Eastern
  District Trincomalee
  Nearest Town Trincomalee


1863. Active; focal plane 31 m (102 ft); three flashes every 15 s, white or red depending on direction. 21 m (69 ft) round cylindrical masonry tower with lantern and gallery. Entire lighthouse painted white. A distant photo is available, and Google has a satellite view. Trincomalee, on Sri Lanka's northeastern coast, has a magnificent protected harbor, the finest in the Indian Ocean; for decades it was a major Royal Navy base. The lighthouse is located a top a small island in the bay; one of the white sectors marks the proper line of entrance to the harbor. Accessible only by boat. Site and tower closed. ARLHS SLI-019; Admiralty F0852; NGA 27244.

Round Island Light House (Trincomalee, Kevuliya)

Nearest Town or City: Trincomalee Sri Lanka