Dutch Fort

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Dutch Fort information

Negombo , Sri Lanka
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Close to the seafront near the lagoon are the ruins of the old Dutch fort, which has a fine gateway inscribed with the date 1678. Also here is a green, called the Esplanade , where cricket matches are a big attraction. As the fort grounds are now occupied by the town’s prison, the only way you’ll get a peek inside is by stealing something. You’d need to be very interested in old Dutch forts to go to such lengths, however.

Several old Dutch buildings are still in use, including the Lagoon Resthouse .