A 150 foot tower built by the Dutch, located at Kandawala along the Baseline Road in Katana has collapsed yesterday morning.
A Maternity Clinic building and electricity cables were damaged in the incident. Residents said the tower had collapsed due to road development work carried out near the tower.
Some residents have tried to take away the bricks of the tower as they have been numbered. It was reported that the Dutch used this tower to monitor the coastal areas and to measure the range. Western Province Chief Minister Isura Dewapriya had also visited the scene yesterday. (Ranjith Ferdinandes)
Comments - 5
lionheart Sunday, 29 November 2015 04:39 PM
these guys will never know the value of these historical monuments. third world to remain a third world forever.
Sunil Somasiri,Licensed Surveyor,Kelaniya Sunday, 29 November 2015 06:06 PM
This is not Dutch Tower, This one was build by Surveyor Department in 1857 by Capt. Ghoset Surveyor General for National Triangular Net.From which we got correct shape and size of the country
Premalal Sunday, 29 November 2015 07:45 PM
Whoever built it, these monuments are priceless and should be preserved.
Historian Sunday, 29 November 2015 01:20 PM
In other countries they protect these HISTORICAL MONUMENTS at any cost as they love their country and their history but in our country they destroy our history. We are still to see genuine rulers. via DM Android App
Bala Sunday, 29 November 2015 01:52 PM
But then this is foreigners history in this country - Weerawansa and Gammanpila will be happy to see this come down - Sinhala only.
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