Fort Frederick opens for tourists visiting Trinco
Fort Frederick in Trincomalee has opened for local and foreign tourists to visit as the latest tourist attraction in Sri Lanka.
The Trincomalee Fort Frederick which is also known as Trincomalee Fort or Fort of Triquillimalee is a historically, culturally and archaeologically significant ancient tourist attraction in the Trincomalee District similar to the Galle Dutch Fort situated in Galle.
This ancient Fortress was built by the Portuguese at Trincomalee in the Eastern Province of Sri Lanka that was completed in the year 1624 and was built on Swami Rock Konamamalai from the debris of the world famous ancient Koneswaram Hindu Temple.
Fort Frederick has been opened for tourists to visit with special arrangements made not to interfere with the functions of the Buddhist Temple, Hindu Kovil and the military camp located within the Fort.
Buddhasasana, Religious and Cultural Affairs Minister Vidura Wickremanayake has given special instructions to further preserve the Fort and the monuments outside it in a safe manner as well as the areas to be excavated should be conserved and completed promptly.
He has also advised to make arrangements to prepare and use different novel methods in obtaining information about the Fort in order to increase the local and foreign tourist attraction.