Distance from Mannar – 29.8 km (52 minutes)
New Talaimannar Lighthouse is situated along Pier Road in Talaimannar. Built in 1915, this lighthouse is 19 m in height. The lighthouse was not appropriately maintained for some time due to the Sri Lankan civil war. However, the lighthouse was repaired after the war was over. The Talaimannar pier, Talaimannar railway and end of the rail track and the end of the A14 highway can all be found here. It is known to be the only location in the country where a railway line and an A grade highway ends together.
Getting to New Talaimannar Lighthouse
From Mannar travel along the Medawachchiya – Talaimannar Highway and turn to Pier Road to reach the New Talaimannar Lighthouse in Talaimannar.