Negombo

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Negombo

(nāgōm`bō), town (1991 est. pop. 65,000) W Sri Lanka, at the mouth of the Negombo Lagoon. Chiefly noted for its ceramics and brassware, it is also a fishing center and a market for coconut products and cinnamon. Many 17th-century Dutch buildings remain. Sri Lanka's major international airport is on the outskirts of Negombo.

Negombo

 

a port city on the western coast of Sri Lanka. Population, 53,000 (1968). The city is a transportation junction, as well as a center for trade and handicrafts. Fish and seafood are commercially caught in nearby waters. Negombo is also a health resort.

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Ostlund (65) was arrested early this year after he had sex with a 16- year-old boy in a house in the tourist resort of Negambo, 19 miles north of the capital Colombo.
After an eight-hour flight, with a stop-over in Abu Dhabi, we spent our first night at the Browns Hotel, Negambo, 20 miles north of Colombo.