A picturesque West Cost Resort, Negombo has grown up around a fishing village of distinctive charm and character. One
of the leading sights here is the 'Catamaran' fishing fleet coming home, as
well as age old techniques of long net and lagoon fishing, one of Sri Lanka's few predominately Roman Catholic areas, Negombo is
an enduring relic of Portuguese colonialism of the 16th & 17th centuries.
The Negombo Fort
originally built by the Portuguese was later occupied by the Dutch who claimed
it as their stronghold. This historical monument was thereafter used by the
British as a jail, which it still is, to date.
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Hotels in Negombo