The Kandy Clock Tower (Sinhala: මහනුවර ඔරලෝසු කණුව, Tamil: கண்டி மணிக்கூட்டுக் கோபுரம்) is located in the centre of Kandy on the intersections of Sri Dalada Veediya, S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike Mawatha and Hiragedara Mawatha. A landmark of the city, the clock tower was built near to the Ismail Building in 1950 by Haji Mohamed Ismail as a monument and in memory of his son Mohamed Zacky Ismail, who lost his life in an accident in Kadugannawa in August, 1947