Martello Tower

located in Hambantota, are small defensive forts that were built across the British empire during its heyday from the time of the Napoleonic wars, standing 40 feet or so and being able to garrison 15 – 25 men with one officer. The builder was a Captain Goper, who built the tower on the site of an earlier Dutch earthen fort. The tower was restored in 1999, and today houses the fisheries museum.