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10 Yummy Things You Can Do With Marmite

Everyone knows that black little tub. You either love it or hate it – there's no in-between. Luckily for the guys over at Marmite SL (who wanted us to try out a bunch…

In Search of Wine-Making Nuns

If you love Jaffna, check out the new Wolvert Apartments in the city center. Earlier this year, on my first-ever trip to Jaffna, there was one item on my agenda that I was particularly keen…

Colombo's Restaurant Graveyard (Sept 2015)

We are sad to say that some established and beloved restaurants have shut down since we last did this. This time, the big losses are Chesa Swiss, Summer Garden and Shiraz.…

YAMU Loves: Dilmah's Lapsang Souchong Tea

We usually review places, but in this YAMU Loves feature we'll highlight some of our favorite food and drink around the city. It’s hardly unusual for coffee to evoke strong reactions, but tea…

Rugby World Cup Schedule 2015 (Sri Lanka Time)

The Rugby World Cup is being held in England this…

4 Pieces Of The Kingdom Of Jaffna

The Nallur area was once the seat of the kingdom of Jaffna. Now it's the cultural heart of Jaffna and home to an astonishing density of kovils (including the Nallur Kandasamy Kovil). With…

Breakfast at Coco Veranda

If you want a hearty breakfast to kick-start your day, one with mountains of bread, a couple of eggs and sausages to boot, Coco Veranda offers a decent spread to sate your appetite. Their…

Jaffna's Ice Cream Wars

If you love Jaffna, check out the new Wolvert Apartments in the city center. The devout may throng Nallur seeking spiritual satisfaction, but there is a pilgrimage of a completely different kind on…

Sri Lanka's Future Expressways

As YAMU expands our coverage island-wide, the question we ask is ‘where next?’ One major factor is where the roads go. While we hope for good trains and more accessible transport, expressways…

Visit The Nallur Temple Festival

The annual Nallur Kovil festival in Jaffna is currently in full swing. The thoroughfares of Nallur, once the capital of the Jaffna kingdom, are thronging with pilgrims and tourists from all over…

Truffle Festival at Casa Colombo

Few ingredients are as prized in the food world as truffles—not the chocolate kind, although those are prized as well—the odd, pebble-shaped fungi that are so rare and expensive that they routinely sell for…

A Walk Through Jaffna Market

In my book, the nicest way to immerse yourself in a new town is by strolling through the local market. Not a supermarket, but an actual one, with vendors selling fresh produce and…

YAMU Loves: Seeni Sambol And Sprats Ice Cream

We usually review places, but in this YAMU Loves feature we'll highlight some of our favorite food and drink around the city. We love being surprised by little-known ingredients and unconventional flavour…

Watching The General Election Results (Sri Lanka/2015) #GenElecSL

UPDATE: The General Election is complete. The UNP won 46% of the vote compared to 42%…

2015 මහ මැතිවරණයේ ඡන්දය ප්‍රකාශ කිරීම

ඔබ මහ මැතිවරණයේ ඡන්දය ප්‍රකාශ කිරීමට ලියාපදිංචිවී ඇත් දැයි දැනගැනීමට tiny.cc/slvoters වෙත…

Spicy Food Round-Up

To be honest, the spiciest food you can find will be at your local buth kade. We've included a few of those, including the old-school ones that can leave you weeping and still shovelling rice…

General Election Voting Guide (#GenElecSL)

You can see how to watch the General Election Results here. We hope you vote in Sri Lanka's upcoming General Election, if you're registered. You can check if you're registered here — tiny.cc/slvoters . If you're not, then we're afraid it's too late. You can check the nomination lists here - Manthri.lk. මෙම ලිපිය…

Gift Ideas For Women (In Colombo)

Who hasn't suffered a moment of blind panic while tearing around trying to find a last-minute gift? We're here to ease your pain. Here's our comprehensive guide to gift-buying for girls, whether it's…

Game Of Tomes (YAMU's Top Second-Hand Bookshops)

What is dark and full of terrors? Clearly Colombo's old bookshops. Aisha and I discovered this the hard way when I noticed a few roaches running about while we probed one staircase…

Happy Cheesecake Day: 12 Places To Get Awesome Cheesecake

Ladies and gentlemen, it is July 30th, the Day of the Cheesecake. It is a sacred day that if you ask me, should totally be a holiday for its own sake,…

Breakfast At Sugar Bistro

If you've got the morning blues, a spoonful of Sugar helps the medicine go down. With reasonably priced breakfast options* and efficient service, Sugar has quite possibly one of the best breakfasts this side of…

Breakfast at Cioconat Lounge

Cioconat Lounge does an early and decent breakfast. You'll likely find yourself paying around Rs. 650 - Rs. 1000, which isn't exactly cheap, but their stuff does have its merits.The BreakfastCioconat Lounge finds itself in a…

Breakfast at Sen Saal

Though relatively new, Sen Saal actually runs a reliable, clean chain of bakeries around Colombo. Though not as well established as Fab and Perera & Sons, Sen Saal is a force to be reckoned…

Breakfast at TGI Fridays

TGI Fridays, decorated with all the flair of an American diner, has what sounds like a great deal for breakfast. Starting at Rs. 350++ they promise breakfast and tea to shake off your weekday blues…