Restaurants Serving Diwali Special Meals in Colombo 2018

Diwali/Deepavali, also known as the festival of lights, is one of the most auspicious and popular festivals celebrated by the Hindus, Sikhs, and Jains across the world.…

Ceylon and the First World War

Remembrance Day is just around the corner and we here at YAMU thought that it'd be nice to remind you exactly what you're remembering when you buy a poppy wreath and…

සතිඅන්තේ! යාළුවොත් රවුමක් ගහල අතේ තියෙන ගාණට බඩ පැලෙන්න කන්න කියාපු කඩ 6ක්

හැමදාම ඇවිදින එකේ, නැත්නම් ලස්සන වනගත කොටේජ් එකක නිවාඩුවට යන එකේ නරකද…

How Not To Be: Cooped Up At Home During A Coup

So you have decided to holiday in Sri Lanka. You may have not heard... it's not the best of times. But don’t let that dampen your adventurous spirit.  You probably thought of avoiding the stampede…

The Weekend Wrap

We have parties, happenings entertainment and whatnot this weekend too.  Playtrix Halloween Party This Halloween special will feature spooky tunes, Halloween video remixes, today's greatest pop with plenty of…

මේ රට අයිති කාටද? #CoupLK

කුමන්ත්‍රණ හරහා ආණ්ඩු මාරුවෙන එක අපේ කලාපයේ ගොඩක් රටවලට අලුත්…

Yakku To Watch Out For This Halloween

We all grow up with it.  "A woman in a white saree holding a baby in the dark is called Mohini." "Days you don't go near wells because the Kalu Kumaraya will get you." Sound…

What Happened At The Protest #COUPLK

Colombo saw an unplanned but large event on October 30th as thousands turned out to protest the sudden change of government late last Friday. For the first time in its long democratic…

Sweet Deal Sundays at Panaash

Panaash is a Bombay sweet shop situated in the heart of Havelock Road. From the outside, it's a modest little joint with the bright pink signboard as its only giveaway that it…

Hallow's Eve Is Here

Hallow's eve is upon us. It's time to dust off your spooky, webby, costumes and dance around bonfires to ward off spirits. That’s how Halloween was celebrated aeons…

සතිඅන්තේ අපූරු සවාරියක්! රු. 8000ට අඩුවෙන් වනගත රැයක් ගතකරන්න කියාපු නවාතැන් 6ක්

වැස්ස කාලෙත් එක්ක ගස් කොළන් පීදිලා, සතා සීපාවා එළි බැහැලා වටපිටාව හරි…

The Weekend Wrap

Friyay is almost here, and if you are not an eat and sleep person, here are some of the events taking place this weekend. Double Trouble Flamingo House brings to you…

පඩි සතියේ.. බඩ පැළෙන්න! රු. 500ට චීස්, මස් පිරිච්ච සුපිරි කොත්තුවක් කන්න කියාපු කඩ 6ක්

මාසෙ පඩියත් එනව නේ… කන බොන කට්ටිය දැන් ඉතින් ලෑස්ති වෙයි හෙට…

Thank God It's FRIYAY!

You know, on Fridays, the YAMU office is usually slightly dead. We'll be working all day and all of a sudden, the office is quiet as a graveyard because most of the people…

Oktoberfest 2018

  The biggest folk festival has arrived this year to all the way from Bavaria Germany. If you have been looking for a list of Oktoberfest events, here it is.…

The Weekend Wrap

If you have been looking forward to the weekend like I have, it has finally arrived. If you are wondering what to do this weekend, I suggest…

Anime and Bento at KIKU: An Experience

Note: This isn't a biased review. Nor is it a sponsored post. I admit that I quite like KIKU for their ambience and food, but this is just a blog post detailing their…

Stories Hidden Behind Some Age-old Hotels in Sri Lanka

Just the thought of the room you are staying in with its crisp white sheets and chiffon curtains once held soldiers wounded by a war/rebellion, some foreign governer taking residence…

YAMU Loves: Chocolate Treat Cake at The Cake Factory

We usually review places, but in this YAMU Loves feature we'll highlight some of our favorite food and drink around the city. If a decade ago you asked me where to find…

Does YAMU Get Paid For Reviews?

It doesn't matter if it's a patron of our website, the owner of a restaurant, or some rather iffy trolls; YAMU always gets asked this question:  "Do you, YAMU, accept financial compensation afore…

පාර්ට් ටයිම් ජොබ් එකක් ඕනද?

තමන් නොදන්න දෙයක් ගැන දන්න කෙනෙක්ගෙන් අහල දැනගහන්න පුළුවන් තැනක් තමයි…

5 Sinhala Movies Based on Real Events

The 70's was the golden era of Sinhala cinema, we all can agree on that. How could it not be? With the likes of Joe Abeywickrema, Malini Fonseka and Sir Lester…

International Movies Filmed in Sri Lanka

Movies. Movies are love. Movies.are.LIFE! At least for people like me who can't be bothered leaving the house and meeting actual people, they are. Which is why it brings me great pleasure to…

හැන්දෑවට... පොඩි අඩියක්, ගජ පාටියක්!; රු. 700 ගාණෙ දාලා සූර් වෙන්න කියාපු තැන් 7ක්

“කතා කරන්න එපා අද නම් හොඳ...ට ගසන්නෝනි. ගිය මාසෙත් පඩියෙන් හරියට බොන්න…