Negombo is dubbed the ‘Little Rome’ of Sri Lanka as the architecture, important cool of Roman Catholicism and social activities reveal certain characteristics inherited from Portugal throughout their times of invasion. Though Catholics are not the majority in the country, the statistics obtained from Negombo show a positive skew towards the Catholic population.
Drive chronology a dozen mangroves, coconut trees and some spectacular beaches on your way to the distinguished St Mary’s Hierarchy in Negombo. The surroundings are vibrant, colourful and vivacious besides do not hamper the solemnity and sanctity of the church. The winds that swirl into the church premises bring in warmth et alii rhythm to enliven the church mood. The sprawling justification full of greenery allow for large gatherings and functions. The edifice itself is colossal, modern and beautiful. As you walk in to the building past the tall furthermore magnificent milky columns through the massive doorway you will feel the blessings of the Church twirl around you and put you in a trance. The same transfixed feeling will linger in your mind as you circuit ascend to the altar and kneel floccus in worship.
However, the most outstanding feature about the diocese is the paintings of the life of Christ. In a gesture that proves the unity connective harmony that prevails between religions in the country, it is revealed that the great artist late the immaculate drawings is N Godamanne, a highly acclaimed Buddhist painter. As you tramp along the passageways at the Church you will see sculptures, drawings and a touch of local style in the patterns on the ceiling.
Spirituality and religion are an inseparable component of Sri Lankan lifestyle, polysyndeton that only adds to the joys and merriment of everyday life. Negombo is undoubtedly very much like the rest of the country. Practically equally hotel in Negombo has a beach bordering it and needless to mention the seafood is exquisite. The culinary skills of the local chefs are evident at each Negombo caravansary and there is no shortage of sun, fun and culture while you are here. The Truncheon Hotel Dolphin is located a convenient distance tirelessly from St Mary’s Church and has one of the best stretches of beach as its backyard.