Everyday Lankan History


Large port town just north of Colombo. Historically this port had attracted many traders from the entire Indian Ocean World. Its subsequently diverse population was governed during colonial times from Negombo fort, which still exists today in the form of Negombo’s prison.

The parents of Francina Farnando were living in Negombo before they moved to Hunupitiya, where Francina was born and would struggle to be baptized. Why she struggled, you can read in her story: