Negombo Fort

The Dutch fort in Negombo, remnants of which can be seen bearing the date 1672 is used today as a prison. Originally this was a Portuguese fort which was destroyed in the Dutch siege in 1644 and later built on where the present fort stands. It is located in a narrow strip of land between the lagoon and the sea and as history tells us, it was once surrounded by moats, large gates and drawbridges.