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The Colombo Cheese Kottu Round-Up 2014

Luke Spinner Tidball produced our Kottu Beats video and sounds. We think it's pretty cool.   Sri Lanka is known for its kottu - if you haven't had it, they say, you haven't…

Sigiriya: How To Get There

Sigiriya sits right in the middle of Sri Lanka’s Cultural Triangle made up by Kandy, Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa. Technically, Sigiriya refers to the ancient city, but most people use it when speaking of the iconic rock fortress that dominates the historic capital at a height of 660 feet. The…

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?…

The YAMU Date Night Index

The YAMU Date Night Index tells you what hand to play when romance is on the cards. We started with your favourites, then added ours in by doing a bit of romancing in the name of science and came up with a pretty comprehensive index (we think). The Dater's Dozen Our top 12 include HVN (Casa Colombo) Nihonbashi Honten Sky Lounge Tintagel 7 Degrees Nihonbashi Yakitori Garden 41 Sugar Sugar Ministry of Crab Lagoon Chesa Swiss ON14 (OZO) All these places are good bets…

Two Wheels To Negombo

Travelling long distances on two wheels is no easy task. Driven by the impulsive adventurous spirit that makes us think we can do anything, we set off to Negombo down the Old Negombo Road, simply because…

Kandy: How To Get There (Bus, Train, Etc)

Updated: April 2014 Distance from Colombo: 115km This guide tells you how to get to (and from) the hill city of Kandy. Bus Train …

5 Independent Coffee Shops (Colombo) 2014

Colombo is getting coffee franchises but, thankfully, we're getting a lot of independent coffee shops as well. These are five independent coffee shops which we think are excellent and worth a…

7 Ocean Views In Colombo

View from Galle Face Colombo, despite having a generosity of coastline, doesn't actually have much of an oceanfront scene. There's no real seaside strip here, until you get to Mount Lavinia. Still,…

New Bus Fares (Effective November 1)

The National Transport Board (NTC) has announced an increase of 7% on bus fares effective November 1. SLTB fares will also be increased accordingly. Current Fare (Rs.) Increase (Rs.) New Fare (Rs.) 9 None 9 12 - 27 1 13 -…

නයි මිරිස් කියන්නේ සැර ම සැර මිරිස් වර්ගයක්. එයින් ලැබෙන රසය වේදනාවත්,…

කොළඹදී පීසා ඇණවුම් කිරීමේදී එතරම් පුළුල් පරාසයක තෝරාගැනීම් නැහැ. තෝරාගැනීම තිබෙන්නේ පීසා…

ප්‍රීතිමත් පැය (Happy Hour). මේ නමට හේතුවක් තිබෙනවා. ලෝකයේ වෙනත් රටවල…

The May Day Map: Colombo Rallies And Traffic

May Day Rallies - Blue is SLFP, red is JVP, green in Colombo is United something (minority parties), orange is NFF, green in Battaramulla is UNP, grey is Sarath Fonseka's…

කිතුල්ගල ලංකාවේ ත්‍රාසනක විනෝද ක්‍රීඩා සඳහා ප්‍රසිද්ධ ස්ථානයක් බවට පත්වෙමින් තිබෙනවා.…

A Bite-Sized Guide To Mannar

If you're venturing towards the northern tip of the island, here's a bite-sized guide to Mannar. Mannar is best known for Adam’s Bridge, the 30km landmass that separates the Gulf of Mannar from…

බුෆේ එකේ අමුතු අතුරුපසක්. Halcyon Hotel Days මැයෙන් අප විසින් ලියන…

බදුත් එක්කම රු. 15,000කට අඩු මුදලකට දැන් ඔබට සිංගප්පූරුව‍ට ගොස් ආපසු…

ගාලු මුවදොර පිටියේ ඇවිදින විට අතීත මතකයන් රැසක් සිතට ගලා එනවා. බෝල ගසපු…

මාළු පාන් ලංකාවේ භෝජන කලාවේ සැමරුණේ නැති වී‍රයෙක්. සියලු ශ්‍රේෂ්ඨ ආහාර…

යුද්ධයෙන් පසු සමයේ කොළඹ දැවැන්ත විපර්යාසයක් වෙලා. එයට ප්‍රධාන හේතුව…

Gotabaya Rajapaksa's Speech On Urban Development

What follows is a completely rough and non-authoritative transcript of the speech of Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Urban Development given to SLASSCOM. We've since gotten the transcript of the speech, which…

Gotabaya Rajapaksa: Residency For Foreigners

At the recent Gotabaya Rajapaksa talk on Urban Development we asked a question about human capital, about how we can get talented people into our cities and countries. Right now Sri Lanka…

බ්‍රෙඩ්ටෝක් ගැන අ‍පේ කලින් ලිපිය ‍හේතුවෙන් විවාදයක් ඇති වෙලා. කවුරුද හිතුවේ බේකරි…

ආහාර ඡායාරූප ගනිද්දී 'යමු' උත්සාහ කර තිබෙනවා කලාත්මක වෙන්න. අපි…