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Flood Relief 2016 - How To Help

Flood Relief is ongoing but not especially coordinated. The best thing to do at this point is A) give cash to reputed organizations (we list some below) or B) coordinate…

වැස්ස කාලෙට ගෙදර තියෙන්නම ඕන දේවල් 10ක්

ආයෙත් වැස්ස කාලෙ ඇවිත්; හිතෙන හිතෙන වෙලාවට කඩේට දුවන්න බෑ. ඒ…

Beyoncé, Slavery, and Sri Lanka : What?

There's been some furore in the news about Beyoncé's new line of active wear, Ivy Park, being produced in "Sri Lankan sweatshops" under "slavery conditions". It all started with…

වැස්සට ගෙදරට වෙලා කරන්න දේවල් 10ක්

නිරිතදිග මෝසම ආයෙත් ඇවිත්. වැස්සත්, තද හුළඟත් නිසා ගොඩක් පැතිවලට සැරෙන්සැරේ…

YAMU's Favourite Rainy Day Music

Spanning across a plethora of genres such as classics from artists like Prince, the list also includes a superb piano piece by Einaudi and more…

YAMU Loves: Beef in Chilli Oil at Min Han

We usually review places, but in this YAMU Loves feature we'll highlight some of our favorite food and drink around the city. Beef in Chilli Oil is pretty self explanatory and doesn't need to…

10 Delivery Options For Office Lunch

It's easy to forget to pack lunch to work. We've all been there. What do you about it? If you have the time, you step out for lunch. Otherwise, you've got…

The Tattooists' List

Deciding who to go to before getting inked is huge. It's a serious business — is the ink good? Is the artist's hand steady? Are they…

27 Bars To Drink In Shorts & Slippers

If you need to take your pants and shoes off to wind down and enjoy a drink with your friends, these places won't mind. You have to at least wear shorts,…

Travel Essentials for the Gallivanter in Sri Lanka

With our gloriously long weekends and multiple random holidays (25 national holidays every year, amirite?), there are plenty of opportunities to get out and explore the country; be it balmy beaches or…

YAMU TV's Press Release

We recently ran our first press release. It ran in a few newspapers and on LBO.  Also, we reproduce the press release here, for your reads. YAMU TV reports exponential growth in…

Some Rumors Going Around About YAMU

Recently we've been hearing a few rumors around Colombo. 1. YAMU takes money for reviews No. Our lives would be a lot easier if we did, but we never get paid for reviews. You cannot pay…

24 Hours in Galle

Possibly one of the island's most elegant spots since 1588, the Galle Dutch Fort is a testament to Sri Lanka's trifecta of colonization. It pairs Portuguese foundations with Dutch design and…

Avurudu Sweets Recipes (And Videos)

We've done a bunch of great Avurudu videos over at YAMU TV highlighting some of the most popular Avurudu kavili. If you haven't seen the videos already, no worries, we'll link them below…

The Drinking Yoghurt Round-up

We've seen drinking yoghurt slowly infiltrating our local market and fridges, and have adventurously attempted to buy all flavours and brands available to taste them all (which, honestly, isn't a…

Delicious Desserts in Colombo (2016)

Few things get the YAMU team as excited as desserts, so we’re always on the hunt for awesome confections. Some of our favourite spots from last year’s list (Charcoal, Chesa…

5 Spots for Stress-Free Dining with Kids

Colombo can be a little difficult to maneouvre when you've got young kids in tow! We thought we'd let you know some of the best spots for dining without hassle in the city.…

Power Cut Timetable (2016)

These are the power cut time tables for the next two days (Wednesday the 16th and Thursday the 17th, 2016). The cuts will be 5 and a half hours during…

11 Things To Do During A Powercut - 2016

It's power cut time! Here's how to battle the heat, the darkness, the despair. For the 2016 October Power Cut Schedule, check out adaderana.lk or hirunews.lk. 1. Go shopping Assuming it’s during the…

7 Places To Cool Down

With global warming a hard fact, it seems like there's no escape the rising heat wave that's hit Colombo. We've had our A/Cs serviced to survive this onslaught, but not everyone has…

Cricket T20 World Cup Schedule (2016) - Sri Lanka Time

This is the Sri Lankan match schedule for the T20 Cricket…

The Big Match: What's The Big Deal?

It's that time of the year again when big match parades roll around town and lead boys (current and "old") to their school big matches. Every school will claim that theirs is the greatest rivalry…

6 Idiots You Find In Traffic

Ah, traffic. It's hard enough without idiots on the road, but idiots there are aplenty. We pored through months of photos on Sri Lanka Traffic Violations (like!) to find the most…

A Backpacker's Guide to 3 Days in Jaffna

If you, like most of us, are generally broke but infected with the urge to travel as far and wide as possible, this blog could help you out. (If you're not on a low budget,…