The Negombo lagoon is mainly known for the grassland and coconut plantations. Here you can also find amazing rice paddies. In the Westcoast of Sri Lanka, it is said to be the largest lagoon. The land around the lagoon is mainly used for the agriculture and fishing purpose. This lagoon near to the Negombo city, also includes small rivers and canals.
There are several birds around the lagoon that you can view like cormorants, herons, gulls, terns, egrets etc. Fisherman here makes use of traditional canoes to get the best shrimp, crabs, shelled fish etc. from the lagoon. Oruvas and Paruvas are the two types of boats used by the fisherman in Negombo lagoon.