About Us - Ayubowan

Located in Negombo

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.

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Event's Facilities

Wifi is available through out the house free of charge.
We arrange tours to any part of the island, whether it is cultural, wild life safari, dolphin/whale watching, white water rafting, diving/snorkeling or just lazing or strolling on its many beautiful beaches.

For guests interested in learning how to cook an authentic Sri Lankan curry cooking classes are held in house, or for the more adventurous in a locals home.

Guest House View

View of garden from the 1st floor balcony.

View of guest House from the main gate.

Our very first comment in our visitor’s book:

We have awarded you a Michelin Star. Mr & Mrs B, Mr & Mrs B-T, Mr & Mrs L. Germany Feb’04

We can arrange round island tours, transfers, shopping excursions and airport transfers.