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Fort Batticaloa

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City Area - Batticaloa Gate Batticaloa Museum St. Mary's Cathedral, Batticaloa

District Area - Pasikudah and Kalkudah
Fort Batticaloa

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The Batticaloa Fort was built by the Portuguese in 1628 and was the first to be captured by the Dutch on 18 May 1638. Later, the fort was used by British from 1745.

The fort has a structure of four bastions and protected by the Batticaloa Lagoon from two sides and a canal of the other two sides. The fort is still in reasonable condition and many local administrative departments of Sri Lanka government function in new buildings, which is based in the old structure.

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