Being the nearest big party beach to Bandaranaike Airport and Colombo city has given Negombo a priority status among tourists, who use the local hotels for a short stop over before or after a late or an early flight.
Negombo is easy to reach by taxi or Tuk Tuk and equipped with a wide and long beach the town has also emerged as a popular playground for sports, parties, entertainment and tourism with also some budget guest houses.
Have a look at a fine party was arranged by Carlsberg Beer right on Negombo Beach with a nice Volleyball and Rugby tournament followed by a large concert.
The small railway station does get jammed at times, but so very impressive were the friendly officers, who look well after foreigners that come to explore the Sri Lankan railway facilities.
An exciting Beach Volleyball and Rugby event was sponsored by the Danish Carlsberg Brewery and their Sri Lankan partner Lion beer.
One part of the Negombo fish industry is the auction hall, which opens at around 3.30 in the morning.