5°55'16.6''N 80°35'38''E

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Dondra Lighthouse

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Matara

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Dondra

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Dondra Head Lighthouse is a lighthouse located on Dondra Head, Dondra, the southernmost point in Sri Lanka and is Sri Lanka's tallest lighthouse, and also one of the tallest in South East Asia. Dondra Head lighthouse is operated and maintained by the Sri Lanka Ports Authority.
The lighthouse is near the village of Dondra and is approximately 6 km (3.7 mi) southeast of Matara. The name Dondra is a synonym for "Devi-Nuwara" in the local Sinhala language, "Devi" meaning "Gods" and "Nuwara" meaning "City". Dondra is therefore derived to mean "City of the Gods".

Year first constructed: 1890
Tower shape octagonal tower with balcony and lantern
Markings/pattern white tower, yellow windows
Tower height49 m (161 ft)
Focal height47 metres (154 ft)
Light source mains power
Range28 nautical miles (52 km; 32 mi)

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