Delft Island fort, Jaffna - scenic beauty and historical significance of Delft Island - Touring Delft Island of Jaffna

Delft Island Fort was built by the Portuguese on the island of Neduntheevu in the Palk Straight in northern Sri Lanka. Later, it was taken over by Dutch, who built a barrack nearby. The island known to the Portuguese as Ilha das Vacas, was renamed by the Dutch as Delft Island. The fort was constructed out of limestone and coral. Though now in ruins, Ralph Henry Bassett describes the fort as a in his book Romantic Ceylon: Its History, Legend, and Story

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