Galle Clock Tower

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This clock tower is a representative symbol of Galle can be identified as the tallest clock tower in the island. This was constructed in the year 1883 according to a plan made by an Engineer named John Henry Gues Landon in commemoration of the first Ceylonese who obtained the F.R.C.P medical degree from University of London (1822-1903). A great donor and Mudliar Mr. Samson De Abrew Rajapaksha who lived in Kosgoda donated the clock here.
Earlier there was a belfry built with stones at this place that was removed in 1879 and the clock tower of a height 25.3 Meters was constructed.

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