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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A Negombo beachside hotel ‘where great memories are born and take root’

Apr. 17 | by by   Negombo hotelier Royston De Zilwe has 30 years of experience in Sri Lanka travel and tourism. He knows what he’s talking about, and right now he’s talking about... 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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Is Negombo embracing Airbnb as TripAdvisor loosens its grip?

May. 23 | by by TripAdvisor is a useful tool, no question. And Negombo’s hotels, guest-houses, bars and restaurants prostrate themselves before it, as well they might. It can make or break... Read more»



The Spirit of Negombo IS the Gateway to Sri Lanka

May. 14 | by by There is more—and less—to Negombo than meets the eye. There are more bars, more hotels, big and small, more restaurants, ditto, more shops selling leather bags, cheap... 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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Negombo’s Bombay Velvet Bollywood movie maniac extras unleashed!

Mar. 16 | by by [vsw id="LkamZnMM_aA&feature" source="youtube" width="600" height="450" autoplay="no"] Negombo’s neophyte Bollywood stars Rebeca ‘La’ Camara and Andy... 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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Big Negombo smiles as Rodeo lunch hits the spot!

May. 27 | by by Rebecca, pictured left, and Natalie were snapped enjoying an early lunch at Rodeo Pub and Restaurant on Negombo’s famed beachside. For Rebecca, a Sri Lankan now living... 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»

What's On

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Hope Foundation plans Adopt A Dog Day in Negombo

Feb. 17 | by by Many of the street dogs rescued by Negombo restaurant owner Martin Fullerton’s ‘help and heal’ campaign need some serious care and attention—not to mention a lot... Read more»