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Dutch Fort Trincomalee (Fort Fedrick)

Trincomalee, East Coast, Sri Lanka.
Location : Trincomalee
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The Portuguese completed the construction of the Fort in Trincomalee in 1624 after destroying the Koneswaram Temple on Swami Rock. Originally the Fort had only three Bastions but when it was captured by the Dutch in 1639 it was abandoned, and later re-fortified in 1675 and named Fort Fedrick. In 1795 the British captured it after a four-day bombardment and it became the first possession of the British in Sri Lanka.
Fort Fredrick is currently occupied by the Sri Lankan military, but you can go through it and visit the Koneswaram temple. With the end of the war, most of the restrictions have been relaxed.
Trincomalee was the first land to be captured by the British who fought and defeated the Dutch, who did not want to surrender Ceylon as directed by the Prince of Orange, who took refuge in London after being defeated by the French republicans under Napoleon. As such Trincomalee has served as an entrance to a Western invader from Calcutta. The British held it until Sri Lanka’s independence in 1948.
The importance of Fort Fredrick was due to Trincomalee’s natural harbour. Until 1957, Trincomalee was an important base for the Royal Navy and was home to many British people who were employed by the British Admiralty.

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"Dutch Fort Trincomalee is a nice place"

Reviewed on April 02, 2013

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This is a very nice place you can see other thing also inside the fort like Dewalaya. We stop our bus out side the fort & went in, after we return we went a boat ride, we saw the other side of the fort( from the sea) please go a boat ride if you visit Dutch Fort Trincomalee, it is a great experience
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