Dondra Head Lighthouse
Dondra Lighthouse is one of the tallest lighthouse in South East Asia which is located on Dondra Head, Dondra, the southernmost point in Sri Lanka. The lighthouse is approximately 6 km (3.7 mi) southeast of Matara. The name Dondra is a synonym for "Devi-Nuwara" in the local Sinhala language, "Devi" meaning "Gods" and "Nuwara" meaning "City". Dondra is therefore derived to mean "City of the Gods". Dondra Head Lighthouse was designed by Sir James Nicholas Douglass. All the building materials including the bricks and steel were imported from England.