Drying fish Negombo Sri Lanka. Negombo is a small town which is situated in Ja-Ela divisional secretariat in Gampaha District of the Western Province of Sri Lanka. It is approximately 30 kilometers north of Colombo, capital of in Sri Lanka. This coastal wet land is 6,232 ha in extent and is populated by almost 65,000. It is located at the mouth of the Negombo Lagoon which is just 10 kilometers away from the international airport. Negombo Beach is also a fisherman’s paradise. It is a traditional fishing town of Sri Lanka. Fishing is carried out on an elaborate scale in Negombo. In some of the beaches, you will get to see the fishermen preparing themselves to set sail for new ventures. Here you will see some old fishing implements including the outrigger canoes and the sailboats. You can also see some of them returning with a boat full of fresh catch. It is on the Negombo Beach where you are most likely to catch up a glimpse of some of the rare, unique and typical sea fish.