Arandora Fort – අරන්දොර බලකොටුව

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17th century map of Arandora Fort

17th century map of Arandora Fort
Source : http://www.gahetna.nl/

Arandora Fort is a Portuguese Fort used as a base camp. This was captured by the Dutch in 1665 made in to a fortification against the wishes of Rajasinghe II, King of Kandy. With strained relations, in October 1670 he attacked and captured the fort at Arandora, the erection of which he had never forgiven, and carried off the entire garrison as prisoners. The Dutch insisted on the release of their men, threatened reprisals, and closed the ports of Batticaloa, Kottiar, and Kalpitiya but the king remained unmoved.

No remains of this fort can be found today. At Narangoda?

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