This Clock Tower is a Gift to good from Edward Abrahm and Bernice Coorey.Build on 1927.Now This Clock Tower repaired by Eashan Brothers (pvt)Ltd on 2010.
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
The Khan Clock Tower was built in Colombo, Sri Lanka by the Khan Family of Bombay. The Clock Tower is a popular landmark and marks the entrance to Pettah Market. The Clock Tower was built in the early 20th century by the family of Framjee Bhikhajee Khan. This Parsi family hailed from Bombay, India and also owned the famous Colombo Oil Mills as well as other business interests in Ceylon, as Sri Lanka was then called.
The clock tower also provided a working water fountain, but this no longer functions. The plate on the clock tower carries the inscription: "This clock tower and fountain was erected to the memory of the late Framjee Bhikhajee Khan by his sons Bhikhajee and Munchershaw Framjee Khan as a token of affectionate gratitude and dedicated through the Municipal Council to the citizens of Colombo on the fourth day of January 1923, the 45th anniversary of his death."
The Tower is roughly four storeys high and is situated on a landscaped roundabout that marks the entrance to the famous market.Now This Clock Tower maintain by Wimaladharma Brothers (Pvt) Ltd
Thursday, September 3, 2009
A 29m ( 95 ft ) high, square, brick tower.
The Old Colombo Lighthouse is no longer operational but now functions as a clock tower and is designated as a monument.
It is located at the junction of Chatham Street and Janadhipathi Mawatha ( formally Queens road ) in Colombo fort.
This tower was first established as a clock tower in 1860 and then the lantern added also in 1860.
The original clock ( made by the same manufacturer as “ Big Ben ” ) was replaced in 1913.
The light was eventually blocked by tall buildings and was superceded in 1952 by the new Colombo Lighthouse at Galbokka Point.
Inactive since 1952 it is the only lighthouse in the world which also tells the time in the middle of a busy road.