Barberyn Lighthouse, Beruwala

Perched majestically on the southern Sri Lanka stands the iconic Barberyn Lighthouse, a symbol of maritime heritage. Also known as the Beruwala Lighthouse, it has stood tall for over a century, guiding ships safely through the Indian Ocean’s treacherous waters.

Constructed in 1889 during British colonial rule, the Barberyn Lighthouse was built to replace an older structure that had served sailors for many years.

The lighthouse stands at a height of 34 meters (111 feet) and is made primarily of brick and stone. Its distinctive white and red bands make it easily recognizable against the backdrop of the azure ocean and clear skies. The lighthouse’s lantern room houses a modern optic system that emits a powerful light visible for miles, ensuring ships’ safe navigation.

source: ASTL Team