Located at the intersection of Main and 4th Cross Streets in the Pettah Markets. This small grey stone structure is fenced off with wire mesh fencing but the only signs say it's an archeological site not what it is.
Unless are walking then this is one of those blink and you've missed it landmarks.
It is however a unique piece of the City's history. The bell tower sat next to Kayman's gate, which was one of the original entrances into Colombo fort. The walls of the fort, together with the gate, have long since disappeared but the bell tower remains. It is called Kayman's gate because 4th Cross Street used to be a canal or moat, where caiman or local crocodiles would congregate, to eat the rubbish thrown out of the fort. The bell tower was subsequently used to call people to pray at Wolvendaal Church.
It's amazing that this structure still exists given the development around it. Nice to take a photo or two but not much else.
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