Dondra (Dewundara)is a Amazing Lighthouse 1 in sri lanka

DEWUNDARA (Dondra) LIGHT HOUSE

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“Dewundara”(Dondra) Light house is a preeminent place to measured the four corners in Sri Lanka, This light house is tallest light house in Sri lanka and also one of the tallest in south Asia. Next to it lies the boundary stone that marked the southern end of Sri lanka.

This light house located in most beautiful place in sri lanka. built in 1878 , it is 160 feet high. Europeans call it “Dondra (Dewundara) Light house”.

Dondra (Dewundara)light house operated and maintained by the Sri Lanka ports authority. light house mad of stone and it’s a remarkable peice of architecture.

The light house is near to village dondra (Dewundara)and approximately 6 Km south south east matara. Dondra (Dewundara) is a synonym for devi-Nuwara in the local sinhala language .Devi meaning is a Gods and Nuwara Meaning “City” Dondra (Dewundara) is there fore derived to mean City of the “Gods”

Dondra Lighthouse in Sri Lanka

Dondra (Dewundara)light house is consists of seven storey, 14 panel yellow windows and 196 Steps. Dondra (Dewundara)Head is one of the four international light houses in Sri lanka.It was refurbished in 2000 with introduction of a differential global positioning system, which connects computers with other major lighthouses around the coast.

Dondra (Dewundara)head lighthouse was designed by sir “James Nicholas Douglass”. It was built by “William Douglass ” and imperial light house service. The construction of the building was started in 198 November. And all the materials used to make it have been imported from England.work on this light house was completed in March 1890.

Dondra(Dewundara) head is a limited number of lighthouses designed to hold large Hyper Radiant Fresnel Lenses available at the end of the 19th century. Four of these lenses were used and were all made by Chance Brother’s of England.

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