Negombo is located 40 km north of Colombo. Negombo is a coastal city sitting a lagoon, which was once a trading port for Portuguese and Dutch and a 100-km canal opens different views of the city. Negombo is a calm and pure fishing harbour that you can take good rest here after trips in other places in Sri Lanka, is both good before and after travelling around ... More>the country. The locals have well-trained minds to not demand anything from tourists. Strolling along Kotchchikade for some of nice souvenirs or watching people at restaurants and cafés fully opened at dusk, is some of the very good ideas.