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Negombo City Information

Sri Lanka negombo is beautifully located by the sea in the North Western Province, adjoining Katunayake where the International Airport is situated. Negombo city Sri Lanka is very famous for fish and the main lively hood of the people is fishing. The Fishing Harbor serves the boats for fishing and the Negombo Beach is very popular among the Tourists where several Tourist Hotels have come up. Negombo is a predominantly Roman Catholic area.

Sri Lanka negombo has fine sandy beaches which have been mostly unexplored and less crowded making it ideal for the tourists to relax and enjoy. After identifying the city’s secrets many tourists have been visiting the town year after year. The fine beach stretches are excellently maintained by the hotels while some are always busy with fisherman and their equipment. Equipment for water sports such as diving, wind surfing are available easily at most hotels and private vendors to few schools even offering diving courses.

Negombo city Sri Lanka has developed around a fishing village with a distinctive charm and character, thus lending leading sights like the 'Catamaran' fishing fleet coming home, as well as some age old techniques of long net and lagoon fishing. It is one of Sri Lanka's few predominately Roman Catholic areas and enduring remnants of Portuguese colonialism of the 16th & 17th centuries. The Negombo Fort the historical monument was originally built by the Portuguese and later taken by the Dutch who claimed it as their stronghold. The fort was later used by the British as a jail, which it still is, to date. Some of the other attractions in Sri Lanka negombo include many old church buildings, their feasts dedicated to various saints and the fisheries port. Muthurajawela Marsh off Negombo lagoon is a unique wetland habitat and the largest marsh in Sri Lanka is a popular with eco enthusiasts. The Buddhist temple in the town is a unique structure where beautiful statures depicting various Buddhist events built beneath a giant Buddhist statue.

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