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Jaffna Fort

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  1. A historical fort in Jaffna
    © BT Images
  2. A historical fort in Jaffna
    © BT Images
  3. A historical fort in Jaffna
    © BT Images
  4. Jaffna Fort

Time Out says

Stretching on the south side of the Jaffna peninsula this fort is a testimony to the beautiful Dutch architecture.

A standing evidence of the colonial past of Sri Lanka, the dilapidated façade of this fortress overlooks the lagoon. The Portuguese, who were the first Europeans to land in the nation in the year 1618, originally constructed the fort. After the successive battles the fort fell in the hands of Dutch who had significantly contributed in its renovation, which was completed in the year 1680.It was said to be the strongest in Asia, once. The Queen’s palace is the only well preserved part of it now, the others have undergone substantial damage.


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