6°10'55.5''N 81°28'52''E

මහා රාවණා ප්‍රදීපාගාර

Great Basses Reef Lighthouse

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Great Basses Reef Lighthouse

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Great Basses Reef Lighthouse is an offshore lighthouse in the south of Sri Lanka, and it is operated and maintained by the Sri Lanka Ports Authority.


The lighthouse is located on a reef 13 km off the coast of Yala National Park, near Little Basses Reef Lighthouse. It is accessible only by boat. The two Basses lighthouses, 'Great' and 'Little', are among the most famous offshore lighthouses of Asia. Year first constructed 1873 Construction Scottish granite tower Tower shape cylindrical tower with double balcony and lantern Markings/pattern white tower and lantern Tower height 37 metres (121 ft) Focal height 34 metres (112 ft) Light source solar power Range34 nautical miles (63 km; 39 mi).


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