Elephant Pass Fort

Elephant Pass Fort (Sinhala: අලිමංකඩ බලකොටුව; Tamil: ஆனையிறவுக் கோட்டை) is a small colonial fort situated on the bank of Jaffna Lagoon near Elephant Pass in Kilinochchi District, Sri Lanka.

The fort was first erected by the Portuguese in 1760 (Pushparatnam, 2014). It was captured and rebuilt by the Dutch in 1776 (Pushparatnam, 2014). The British occupied the fort later.

The fort was destroyed during the Sri Lankan Civil War. Presently, the fort is in ruins and only some foundations are found at the site.

1) Pushparatnam, P., 2014. Tourism and monuments of archaeological heritage in Northern Sri Lanka. Author Publication. ISBN: 978-955-0811-08-3. p.135.

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This page was last updated on 20 May 2023
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