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Hambantota

The Hambantota station was situated in southern Ceylon, east of Tangale. It was the final VOC station in the south of the island. In the 19th century the British erected a tower on the remains of a Dutch fort from 1765. Hambantota operated chiefly as an entrepot, and was of strategic importance in guarding the salt pans and access to the cinnamon plantations. A literary source identifying this location as a VOC post has not yet been traced. The images of this location featured in this programme currently serve as source.

historical name

Hambantota

Hambatota

country Sri Lanka