Sitawaka fort

Sitawaka fort
Part of Colombo District
Avissawella, Sri Lanka
Sitawaka fort
Coordinates 6°57′11″N 80°13′28″E / 6.952983°N 80.224367°E / 6.952983; 80.224367
Type Defence fort
Site information
Condition Remnant
Site history
Built by Kingdom of Sitawaka
1690 Map of Sitawaka fort (bottom right corner)

Sitawaka fort (Sinhalese: සීතාවක බලකොටුව), was built by the Sitawaka kingdom in Avissawella, Sri Lanka.[1] It was adjoined with the palace of king Rajasinha I. The fort had been mounted with cannon on the river bank.[2]

Sitawaka fort is destroyed along with palace of king and only the ruins can be seen today by the side of the Avissawella – Panawala road.[3]


  1. "Sitawaka". VOC Sri Lanka. Retrieved 24 November 2014.
  2. "Mayadunne and Rajasinha I". The Island. Retrieved 24 November 2014.
  3. "Sitawaka: A lost medieval kingdom". Ceylon Today. Retrieved 24 November 2014.
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