Built on the island of Mannar by the Portuguese in 1560, Mannar Fort surrendered to the Dutch on 22 February 1658 and was rebuilt by the Dutch in 1696. On 5 October 1795 the Dutch surrendered to the British. The Mannar Fort has four bastions and it’s still in good condition although the building inside the fort have not been properly maintained. Currently the Sri Lankan Police occupy this fort.