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The Dutch Canal

The Dutch Canal in Negombo is one of the most prominent historical features around. Also known as the Hamilton Canal, it stretches for 14.5kms, and is a connecting point between Negombo and Colombo. There are also other waterways that join up, extending the canals all the way upto Puttalam, around 120km in total length. Interestingly enough though its name is The Dutch Canal, there is evidence stating that it was in fact around even since the time of Portuguese which suggests

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