Conservation work related to the Jaffna Fort will be accelerated.
The mines planted by the terrorists within the ditch are a serious obstacle for the launching of the conservation work of the historic Jaffna Fort. Security Forces believe that there may be a large number of mines within the ditch. Accordingly, Jaffna Commanding Officer Major Gen. Mahinda Haturusinghe said they would soon carry out a de-mining programme. Jaffna has the second largest fort in Sri Lanka. It was built by an Englishman in the year 1619. The Dutch reconstructed the Jaffna Fort during the 17th and 18th Centuries. It suffered severe damages due to LTTE activities in the past. The Government’s intention is to conserve the location for the benefit of the future generation.