The Colombo Lighthouse has become a very popular landmark across the city boundaries and also a very positive tourist attraction. Located in the Galbokka point, south of the port of Colombo it was initially constructed in 1820s and renovated in 1952.The lighthouse reaches for a height of 15 meters and is built on a concrete base which is surrounded with four lion statues. For the fact that it provides a picturesque view of the Indian ocean it has reached the hearts of both locals and foreigners.The site has been restricted for the public during the civil due to the presence of a high security zone. At the base of the lighthouse is a naval gun battery coordinated by Sri Lanka navy at the times of gun salutes particularly on the day Sri Lanka gained independence. The Lighthouse is now open to the public and after a tour around the lighthouse you can surely tempt your taste buds in a variety of cuisines from the Lighthouse Galley restaurant that is located right in front.