Arts & Culture

The Gallery resident artist Thushara Kumarasinghe at work.

New international gallery adds art and culture to Negombo’s attractions

Apr. 30 | by by A Negombo entrepreneur and art lover is proving that there is more to western Sri Lanka’s top resort than beaches, beer and bars. Manjula Sumanadasa has opened the town’s... Read more»


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Dengue fever tourism fears: Negombo group steps up action alert

Jun. 29 | by by Negombo has been named in a Sunday Times report (June 29, page 16) highlighting concerns that tourism may be hit by growing fears over dengue fever in Sri Lanka. It follows... Read more»


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TripAdvisor special report puts Negombo under the spotlight

Aug. 22 | by by   Tourism and visitor rating website TripAdvisor has published the full countdown on Negombo—and the result may be an eye-opener for many in the local hospitality business.... Read more»

Is famed Sri Lanka actor-singer planning special project for Negombo?

Aug. 21 | by by Famed Sri Lankan singer/actor/comedian Ronny Leech was at Beach Lodge and Restaurant in Negombo this week to discuss a ‘special project’ with... Read more»


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Can Negombo exploit the huge impact of social-media ‘tastemakers’?

Oct. 4 | by by The huge impact of social media on the tourism industry has not been lost on Negombo’s hospitality sector. Word is that many of the more forward-looking restaurants, hotels... Read more»


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Un-musical rascal ‘serenades’ adoring girlfriend in Negombo!

Feb. 15 | by by Customers at the Dolce Vita café restaurant in Negombo hope lovable rascal Mondy Ciappina can fly a kite better than he plays his newly acquired ukulele. The boss of The... Read more»

Off Piste!

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Oz biker journo Ian meets angry bull tusker in Sri Lanka. No contest!

Oct. 10 | by by Intrepid Oz biker journalist Ian Neubauer has been chronicling his adventures in Sri Lanka since leaving Negombo—including a heart-stopping road-side encounter with a massive... Read more»


La Conja and Dr Draw in 'passionate musical encounter' at Santoré bistro italiano in Colombo.

La Conja and Dr Draw in sensational ‘passionate musical encounter’

Feb. 8 | by by   Negombo’s renowned Flamenco singer and dancer La Conja performed a sensational impromptu minuet at Santoré bistro italiano in Colombo this week. Fresh from her... Read more»

Bollywood beckons for European would-be film extras in Negombo

Feb. 4 | by by   Negombo News is chasing down reports that a Bollywood film crew has been in Negombo seeking Europeans to appear as extras in a blockbuster... Read more»


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Top new Negombo beach restaurant ‘bound to be a sure-fire hit!”

Oct. 4 | by by One of the most anticipated Negombo restaurant openings of the year was a smash hit for local entrepreneur Sam Wijayapura. The Coco Beach, just south of St Anne’s Road... Read more»


Women from the nearby village of Thalahena hand paint and embroider greetings cards, cushions, fabrics, and other beautiful artefacts inspired by traditional Sri Lankan folk art and design.

Negombo crafts shop helps fishermen’s wives

Jan. 4 | by by For generations, fishermen have made a living on Negombo lagoon in Western Province by using traditional methods in tune with the environment and their pace of life. But... Read more»

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Negombo artists plans exhibition of embroidery

Feb. 17 | by by By Ayoma Nethsingha Negombo artist Nirmalie Jayakody is planning an exhibition of her cross-stitching works, most of which take six months or longer to complete.  Nirmalie... Read more»