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The Weekend Wrap

Here are just a few things you can get up to this weekend. Friday, March 24th This weekend head over to the Lionel Wendt for a whoduniit mystery, when Stormy Weather takes…

Why You Need To Get Married

South Asia's social system is rigged to favour the hitched. It doesn't matter if you're well-qualified, successful, or an all-round sweetie-pie - you're often less valued than your married counterparts. Why? Maybe it's…

"වේල්සයේ රෝස කුසුම"; සුප්‍රසිද්ධ ඩයනා කුමරිය ගැන අප්‍රසිද්ධ කතා 10ක්

“වේල්සයේ රෝස කුසුම” විදියට හඳුන්වන ඩයනා කුමරිය මිය ගිහින් මේ අවුරුද්දට…

How To Not Get Pregnant

The only 100% surefire way to not become pregnant if you're a fertile young woman is abstinence, but I'm sure you all know that. The second option is to use contraceptives; and this…

ඔයත් සාඩම්බර "දකුණේ පොරක්"ද? හැබැයි මේ ඉතිහාස කතා දන්නේ නැත්තන් වැඩක් නෑ හොඳේ!

ඉන්දියන් සාගරයේ (අ)මුතු ඇටය වුණු ලංකාවේ ඉතිහාසය හරි අපූරුයි. රජ…

මුද්දරවලින් ලංකාවේ ඉතිහාසය කියවමු?

පොඩි කාලෙදී අපට තිබුණු විනෝදාංශ අතරින් වැඩියෙන් ම ජනප්‍රිය වුණේ “මුද්දර…

Elderly Care Facilities in Sri Lanka

Old age is a very sensitive and fragile period in life where elderly people need extra care and comfort. When the elderly in our care are prone to accidents…

A Brief History of #InstameetSL

Once upon a time, many years ago, a young man named Abdul-Halik Azeez sent out a tweet. @gopiharan @nazly @Hayahz @Ayshmarq @ApsaraGamage playing with the idea of doing an #instameet in…

The YAMU Staff's Favourites in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's way more than the same handful of sexy hotspots that turn up in every international travel mag. In a world saturated by PR shoots, Instagram promos, and blanket…

The Colombo Jazz Festival 2017: A Review

The Colombo Jazz Festival 2017 wrapped up a couple of weeks ago to our dismay (why can't this be an every-weekend sort of thing?). With some 60 artists and bands featuring…

ඇමක් නැතුව බිලී බාන අපේ ලංකාවේ රිටිපන්න ධීවර ක්‍රමය

පොකුණක් අද්දරට වෙලා තනි කකුලෙන් හිටගෙන බකතපස් රකින කොක්කුන්ව අදටත් ඔය…

What Women Want

Women's Day in Sri Lanka has about the same impact as Cheesecake Day. Discounts, free shizz, and eventually a bitter taste in your mouth as you're left with disappointment and…

Why I Stopped Using Facebook

I personally don’t use Facebook anymore. Well, that’s not entirely true. Let me explain. I Have Facebook I have to use Facebook for work and I’ve forgotten how many sites I use Facebook Connect to login…

10 Contemporary Powerhouse Women in Sri Lanka

From electing the world's first female Prime Minister to building up from the ashes of the civil war, fighting for Constitutional Reforms, and conquering Mt. Everest, Sri Lankan women are…

What To Do When There's A Protest In Colombo

Colombo's a city full of angry protests and weary commuters. Protests and traffic-jams are one of the most consistent things about the city, and when combined, they can bring the whole…

මේ කලාකරුවෝ උපන්නේ ලංකාවේ බව ඔබ දැනගෙන හිටියද?

ලංකාවේ නළුනිළියෝ, කලාකරුවෝ ගැන නම් අපි කොයි වෙලේත් කතා කරනවා. ඒ…

Baking Tips For Dummies

On certain days, cooking at the YAMU office doesn't go too well and the outcome looks something like this: -RIP Carrot Cake Version 0.1, March 1st 2017 (colourised) If you're lacking in culinary expertise and…

ලෝකේ ම දන්න සප්ත කන්‍යා ගුවන් අනතුර; ඇත්තට ම මොකද වුණේ?

2017 අවුරුද්ද ලබලා මාස තුනක් ගෙවෙන්නත් කලින් ගුවන් අනතුරු තුනක් වෙලා…

The Bane of Local Universities: Ragging and What It's All About

Ragging is another word for bullying, one that's widely accepted in State Universities especially as it's considered to be a part of university culture. You're either in or out, and…

ලංකාවේ ලස්සන ම කවර් සින්දු - II

මේ දවස්වල සංගීත කණ්ඩායම් බිහිවෙන්නේ හතු පිපෙනවා වගේ. සමහර සිංදු නම් ඒ…

ලංකාවේ පැරණි හෝටල්වල හැංගුණු අපූරු රස කතා 10ක්

යුද්ධේ ඉවර වුණත් හරි ලංකාවේ සංචාරක ව්‍යාපාරය සූ ගාලා දියුණුවෙන්න ගත්තා.…

The Weekend Wrap

If you have no plans this weekend, here are just a few events we think might be interesting. Friday, 24th February If you are tying the knot and would like to find everything…

A Hitchhiker's Guide to Using a Bus in Sri Lanka

It's a truth locally acknowledged that any broke (or regular) person must be in need of a bus, that harbinger of earsplitting music, claustrophobia and anxiety, but which is conversely very good for…

Sri Lanka's March Madness - Big Match Season 2017!

Photo credit Asanka Brendon There’s many a little quirk of our beloved pearl in the Indian ocean that’s baffling to outsiders and sometimes even us islanders too. The side-to-side head…