Banks : Hideout by the lagoon
By Sanath Weerasuriya
Blue sea and golden beaches are always connected
with the name Negombo. Travellers from all corners of the world
visit Negombo to enjoy the fun of sun and sand. But very few know
that, there are lot more Negombo can offer, than sea and the beach.
plays a major part in the travel industry in the area.‘Green
Banks’ is not a well-known bungalow, but is an exclusive holiday
location on the banks of Negombo lagoon at Madangasthuduwa in Dungalpitiya,
sandwiching between the deep blue sea and the beautiful lagoon.
operation started last October for Green Bank, which can be reached
from Uswetakeiyawa/ Pamunugama road. It is just 45 minutes drive
from Colombo but the environmental different is just seems like
hundred mile from the hustle and bustle of the City.‘The bungalow
has four tastefully designed lagoon view rooms with all modern facilities.
the master bedroom is fitted with A/C. But other rooms are equally
comfortable. They have large comfortable beds, well-equipped bathrooms,
and mainly the peaceful and quiet surrounding’ said Krishan
Fernando, the proprietor of the place.‘Green Banks’
is honeymooners paradise and is an ideal haven for workaholics in
is also an ideal family holiday bungalow not very far from the city.
We provide various excursions to different places close by’
He said. Boat safaris to Muthurajawela , water sports activities
in Negombo lagoon are some of the attractions.
Banks is a paradise for bird watchers. There are number of migrant
and other birds can be spotted in and around this 28 km wide lagoon
‘We generally let out the whole bungalow for Rs. 4000/- per
is a cook and he will be dishing out the Green Banks menu for very
nominal rate. Other than for a honeymoon couple we do not sell individual
rooms. It is basically designed for family or group outings’
Krishan explained. 20% discount will be on for the rate during the
weedays. Log on to wwww.greenbankslk.com