Ayubowan is the word used in Sri Lanka to greet someone. It means long life & one is generally greeted by joining 2 hands in a prayer like manner & saying “Ayubowan”. The same warm greeting awaits you here at Ayubowan Guest House by us the owners Ron & Brenda Cornelius & staff, also our two pet Boxer dogs Clive & Bonnie.
Ayubowan opened in 2004 & is an “A” listed Tourist Board approved colonial style guest house surrounded by a lush tropical garden where you will find a variety of birds, butterflies & reptiles, it also boasts an oasis of calm, tranquility, warmth & hospitality. A place to escape for complete peace & relaxation.
Ayubowan is located in a village called Ettukala just 20 minutes from Katunayaka International Airport, 2 kilometers from Negombo town, railway station & bus station, 7 minutes walk to the beach, restaurants, bars & hotels, & now with the new super highway 30 minutes from Colombo the capital city. Being on the west coast of Sri Lanka we are often gifted with some of the best sunsets.
Between us we have 40 years experience in catering & hospitality with Ron serving in the Royal Air Force where he first gained his catering career, since opening we have succeeded to keep our standards high for the benefit of our guests who have come from all parts of the world.