Old Colombo Lighthouse (Colombo Fort Clock Tower)

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At the corner of Chatham Street in the North West of Colombo fort, located an elegant Victoria clock tower. This tower used to be a lighthouse as the lamp still exists on the top to this day, but it is no longer in operation, since the light became blocked by tall buildings around it. However, the tower remains and functions as a clock tower.

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