Fort Hammenheil

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Fort Hammenhiel
Fort Hammenhiel LK

The mystery of Hammenheil Fort is not limited to the location alone. In fact, there is no real mystery behind Hammenheil Fort. Its purpose is well documented and it is said that it hardly did justice to the intended purpose.The confines of the Fort was not home to any fictional high profile inmates like Count of Monte Cristo. Popular folklore propagates that an infamous marauding left wing prisoner was imprisoned here but in reality it is limited to a myth only. As one enters through a low vaulted gate-way not more than seven feet in height which is the only entrance to this water fort there is ample evidence to prove that a functional jail or a correctional facility was in place. It is said that the Fort was home to a garrison of soldiers and its military pedigree is evident in the rugged architecture that abounds the facility.

Districts of Sri Lanka
Jaffna
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