Everyday Lankan History

Negombo Dutch church

The Dutch Reformed Church did not only build churches in Colombo and Galle, but also in forts like Negombo. Aside from fort churches, there were also schools and churches outside of the forts, in the villages around the city. These were meant for the local population, but the buildings do not exist anymore. Negombo knew a lively Catholic population in the 18th century, and this is still the case today.

The parents of Francina Farnando were married here, before moving to Hunupitiya to start a family there. What happened after, you can read here: