Batticaloa Lighthouse is a lighthouse in Sri Lanka, situated near the estuary in Palameenmadu. It was built in 1913[2] and is 28 meters high.

Batticaloa Lighthouse
Batticaloa Lighthouse
Eastern Province
Sri Lanka
Coordinates7°45′17.7″N 81°41′07.6″E / 7.754917°N 81.685444°E / 7.754917; 81.685444
Constructionmasonry tower
Height28 metres (92 ft)
Shapetapered cylindrical tower with balcony and lantern on a stone basement
Markingswhite tower and lantern
Power sourcemains electricity Edit this on Wikidata
OperatorSri Lanka Ports Authority[1]
Focal height27 metres (89 ft)
Range10 nmi (19 km; 12 mi) Edit this on Wikidata
CharacteristicFl W 3s.

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Batticaloa's lighthouse is around 5 km from Batticaloa city, on Bar Road. You can access to it by taking Lake Road (also called Munich Vittoria Friendship Road) near Kallady Bridge and proceeding along Sinna Uppodai Lagoon for around 4 km. It is a very nice area for cycling or walking.

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  1. ^ Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of Sri Lanka". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 2016-04-01.
  2. ^ "Batticaloa Lighthouse". Retrieved February 13, 2013.

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