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4 Colombo Hotels For Sale, And A Hospital

The Hilton Colombo, Grand Oriental, the Colombo Hyatt, and one hotel without rooms (Water's Edge) are for sale, as is one hotel with doctors (Lanka Hospitals). Who's selling? The government of…

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…

What To Expect When You're In Sri Lanka

The Island of Taprobane is a stellar blend of colour, culture, peacocks, air hostesses and of course golden sands. The minute you touch down and step off the plane you'll be overwhelmed by…

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…

How to Handle Heartbreak in SL

Happy Singles Awareness Month! So you got your lace and velvet ready (wink) but the s/o decided to drop the bomb on you and bid adieu. You're in boohoo central now and you hate…

How To Disappoint Your Parents in 8 Easy Steps

It doesn't matter if you're new to this zone or if you've been wallowing through these deep waters ever since you've failed your O/Ls because satisfying ammi and papa is a…

The Great Lankan Beer Taste-Off

Sri Lanka's beer game has never been too strong (unlike BISON XXX), but things are picking up. With harsh alcohol laws and corrupt liquor licence practices…

Pros And Cons Of Being A South Asian Man

A South Asian man is, geographically, someone from around India (so Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Maldives, SAARC essentially). But what is a South Asian man, inside? What are his feels? What are the pros and…

15 Weirdest Sri Lankan Things That Happened in 2016

Sri Lanka is a weird and beautiful place to live. With tales tinged with gal arrack and magic coconuts, legendary creatures like giant crocodiles and men descended from lions,…

Colpetty's Chocolate Cake Contest

Diving into a classic chocolate cake is equal to taking a stroll through paradise and then being welcomed by a tsunami of calories and a volcanic eruption of pimples.  Are your…

Sri Lankan Salary Calculator

Your salary in Sri Lanka determines a lot of things. Your marriageability, your status, your very existence. What exactly can you buy with it though? Input your monthly salary in LKR in the…

How to Buffet

For the universal love of food, here's a guide that will help you stuff your face. For the universal love of food, here's a five minute crash course on how to look like…

The Hottest Buttered Cuttlefish (YAMU's Top 5 for 2014)

Hot buttered cuttlefish is more than Colombo's most glorious seafood nibble. It's also a massive bone of contention for the good people of the city. Which god-sent establishment invented it?…