via The Sunday Observer, 04 April 2021: Travel feature on a Dutch fort in southern Sri Lanka
The interior of the Fort Sri Lanka still has a number of forts which were garrisoned by the Portuguese, Dutch and the British successively. However, there is a curious structure in the centre of the sleepy town, Katuwana. Yet it is a Fort.
We had an opportunity to visit the Katuwana Fort recently on our way to Mulkirigala. Travelling from Ratnapura, we passed an awe-inspiring mist laden mountainous region of Rakwana and Bulutota Pass.
We crossed Panamura and reached Middeniya. We turned right and proceeded another 12 kilometres to reach Katuwana. There is an alternative road – travel 140 kilometres from Tangalle on the Walasmulla – Kirama road which leads to Katuwana. This is where one can find an enchanting, lesser known, small but imposing Dutch Fort on a small hillock.