Dutch Canal 844 views


Recomended duration
2 Hour
Best time of the year to visit
Throughout the year


Little bit about Dutch Canal

The Dutch canal connects the passageway from Colombo to Negombo. It originally started from Hendala to Pamunugama and was built by the Portuguese. The canal was reconstructed by the British and also known as Hamilton canal, named after Gavin Hamilton. It was built to drain the salt water without entering the marshlands and was also a mode of transportation. The canal extends to over 14.5 km through urban and suburban areas and represents different colors of 2 big cities in Sri Lanka. Being an important mode of transportation for goods the canal was recently planned for a rehabilitation extending it for another 2.5 km, which is also now almost complete. At night the canal looks extravagant due to color ribbons of lights that span the bridge reflect attractively in the still water of the canal.



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