Keeping the memory of this black page in history alive
- Rampart Street
Hospital for slaves
Thousands of African slaves were brought here by the Portuguese and Dutch. It was largely these men, who did the hard work of constructing the Fort. Their living quarters were near the Star bastion and this was the hospital, strategically located opposite the Triton bastion.
Later, in the British period, it was used as horse stables and then became the Pavilion hotel. Since about 20 years it is the well-known Rampart hotel. But be warned, ghosts may still wander around the premises, lingering from the days of famous Dr. Kularathne, who got involved in a murder case.