Colombo light house is located just walking distance from the Galle face green , towards the harbor road( chaithya road).
Early days access to this placed was restricted due security reasons, but now it’s not so.
The place this light house located is call “Gal Bokka” point and you can get the nice panoramic view of sea and the harbor. Currently this was Under Sri Lanka Ports Authority.
This light housed was constructed in year 1952, to replace the Colombo old light house, which is now function as a clock tower in Fort.
There are four sitting lion statues are located on the base stage and total height of the structure is 34 meters.
There are two different size gun battery in the Light house premises. Larger ones were from UK, and were setup there in year 1952.
The smaller ones are used for gun salutes on special days such as independent day.