Known today as the Star Fort built during the Dutch period, it was earlier known as the Redoute Vaneck. The Astronomical Fort is well known for its architectural and architectural skills and the ability to plan for the Dutch.
The star fort was built by the Dutch to protect the Matara Fort. The name derives its name from the shape of a star.
With the invasion of the British in 1876, the power of the constellation came to their control. During the British period, the fort was used for civil administration. It was brought under the Department of Archeology in 1974. This was later preserved in a manner similar to the original construction.
It has become one of the most popular tourist attractions in Matara. The constellation is said to be the remains of the colonial era.