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The Russell Peters Notorious Tour In Colombo

The Russell Peters Notorious show came to and ended in Colombo last night. It was a big, entertaining show and had a palpable buzz to it. It was also a lot more vulgar and…

Shore By O! - Coming Soon

Image from their Facebook page (edited) We're excited to report that O! (Machang, Floor By O!, the late Brewery By O!) is opening a new pub in Mount Lavinia. They're replacing the old Golden Mile,…

Put A Fork In Fork (Marine Drive)

We're sad to report that the Fork branch on Marine Drive has shut down. The branches in Ja-Ela and Ekala seem to be going strong, but apparently it didn't work out in coastal Colombo. Fork…

Katunayake Expressway Is Open (Photos)

It's a bit strange that Sri Lankans queue up to visit a highway as if it's a new national monument, but in a way it is. Built largely by China in time for…

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 -…

CHOGM 2013 Traffic Plan For Colombo (With Map)

The dreaded CHOGM is almost upon us. Every two years this meeting of heads of state and their entourages snarls traffic in some host country, and this year its us. What we've done is taken this text traffic plan (thanks SueKiri) and drawn it on a map and written it out in a table. The parts marked dark red are officially going to be closed…

TGI Fridays: Public Beta

This is not off to a very good start TGI Friday. pic.twitter.com/0UhGPL5fxg— Chathura W (@chathuraw) October 22, 2013 We haven't tried TGI Fridays yet, but a few friends have. Right now it only seems to be…

The Sunquick Shandy

A friend of ours recommended a novel way to shandy a beer. Rather than the usual Sprite or lemonade, you add a teaspoon of Sunquick cordial - strawberry and guava in our case. As you…

YAMU Print 2.0 (Upcoming)

We're coming out with our next edition of YAMU Print next month (November 1st). It's going to be pretty cool. We're accepting advertising until October 18th. Despite being called 2.0,…

Good Service At Arabian Knights #niyamai

We recently wrote about bad service at Glasse. Now we'd like to write about good service at Marine Drive's Arabian Knights. Arabian Knights is generally cool, we went there when they first opened…

A Daily Deal From Hell: Glassé

They serve tap water at Glassé What happens when nightclub service meets daily dealmongers? Basically the worst possible outcome. Throw in a random government ban on liquor and you get the daily deal from…

Sri Lankan & Scary 2.0

Halloween approaches. Last October we did a list of top Sri Lankan themed costumes and this year we're adding in a few more. After all, why celebrate the daunting day by drawing on…

The New YAMU Apps (iOS and Android)

The new YAMU app is out. It's completely redone and, yes, there is an iPhone/iPad version now. You can download the Android version here and the iOS version here. What's New Basically everything. This…

Events This Weekend

Tonight Electro Shock Therapy Sessions Electro Shock Therapy Sessions, a presentation of Vizion Music Entertainment in association with China Doll, takes place on the 13th of September from 8pm…

YAMU Print: Advertising

The next issue of YAMU's print magazine will be out by the end of this month. If you're interested in advertising with us please email shru@yamu.lk or call us on 0773 936 719. We'll be printing 2,000 copies…

One Plate Project 2 Delivered

Thanks to everyone who ordered food as part of this Ramadan season's One Plate Project. If you didn't know, One Plate is a digital food swap, across cultures. You give a…

The Problem With Coffee Bean...

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf is a bit of an institution and as with most coffee franchises, people are irrationally passionate about it. Rest easy ye CBTL fans, this review concerns the management…

YAMU Print: Out Now

The first print edition of YAMU is out. You can download the PDF here. You can find a free copy at the following locations: Shiraz Gandhara Paan Paan (Lorenz Road and…

Events This Weekend

Continuing Event Paradise Road Galleries is hosting Flux, an exhibition of paintings and sculpture by Prageeth Manonhansa. The exhibition will be open to the public from the 16th August…

The YAMU Guide To Bus Travel

You may have often stood by the road transfixed as these tremendous beasts shudder and stutter and hurtle along, emitting a relentless warning call to ward off lesser beasts. No they aren’t a herd…

The New Colombo South Port (Photos)

For a limited time, you can visit the new south port of the Colombo Harbour. The Colombo International Container Terminal is a huge and visible addition to the Colombo cityscape, 85% owned…

One Plate Project Part 2

The One Plate Project is a collabo between YAMU and JWT to promoting caring through sharing. You gift a plate of food to one random family/person and get one in return. The catch is…

Being A Herbivore/Carnivore In Colombo

As an ostensibly Buddhist country, Sri Lanka has a strange relationship with meat. We are not by and large vegetarian, unless dried fish is a vegetable. Most buth kades will offer fish gravy…

Events This Week

Wednesday The Colombo Pub Quiz will take place at the Barefoot Café from 8.30 PM. Thursday [The Good Market is a weekly festival of natural foods, organic products, non-toxic housewares…