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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…

Singapore For Sri Lankans

Many Sri Lankans who visit Singapore tend to follow a tried-and-tested formula of shopping at the 24-hour Mustafa Centre and enjoying a day out at Sentosa. This is not a bad way to spend…

Events This Weekend

Thursday The Good Market happens every Thursday at Diyatha Uyana, Waters Edge. This is a volunteer driver festival of natural foods, organic products, non-toxic housewares and garden supplies, fair trade…

Events This Weekend

Ends Today P413 is exhibiting 'Tar Wars', his unique work on metal, at the Saskia Fernando Gallery. The final day of the exhibition is today, it would be a shame to miss it.

The YAMU App 2.0 (Preview)

So our current Android app has over 5,000 downloads and Etisalat's named it their app of the month. We think it's about time to change it completely. Those reviewers and users have given a…

War Tourism

“Thank you Come Again,” Says the sign on the A35, leaving Puthukkudiyiruppu. Just beyond that is the shelled-out carcass of a homemade LTTE Tank. The friendly sign, which welcomes the visitor back to Puthukkudiyiruppu,…

One Plate Project Round One Complete

YAMU was happy to work with JWT and anything.lk on the One Plate Project. As you can see above, this saw Sri Lankans exchanging food across cultures to promote unity. One thing that binds Sri…

YAMU App Update

We've updated the YAMU Android app (don't worry, iOS, Windows Phone, etc are coming within a month). You can download or update here. Here are some of the changes: More Login Options Now you…

YAMU Newsletter: Apologies, Apps & Fish

I'm sorry, this is a rather delayed newsletter. Avurudu happened - we went on holiday - and, more excitingly, we got busy making an app. Yes, the YAMU app is finally here. It's currently…

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

Fire Starter (Nai Miris Sauce)

The Nai Miris is a spicy bundle of joy/pain. This squat green or red chili is really, really spicy. The heat on this one really hits you and lingers. Sometimes if you cut a kochi and…

Colombo Trails: Breakin' Into The 'Burbs

Experience a bit of the city in a day with YAMU's Colombo Trails, a part-tuk part-foot tour of the city's sights, smells and tastes. Our third in the series is the suburbs, spanning Dehiwala,…

O! Bar At Dutch Hospital Is Closing Down

The Brewery By O! has been the best bar in Colombo since it opened two years ago. Best location (Dutch Hospital), good food, cheap drinks. The only problem was that it got…

Invites For The YAMU Android App

The YAMU Android App is releasing on the Google Play Store soon, but you can get a copy a bit earlier if you sign up here. We'll start releasing a few downloads starting on May 20th.…

The One Plate Project On Anything.lk

OK, now for reals, the One Plate Project is launched. You can go to anything.lk, buy a plate of traditional sweets from whatever community (Aasme, Breudher, Wattalapan, whatever) and it'll get randomly sent…

Mother's Day Mojo (Gift Ideas)

Mother's Day is coming up this Sunday, May 12th. Probably the best thing you could do is spend time with your Amma, but as a necessary punctuation to that, here are some…

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

New Features: Nearby Places And Shuffle

Janith has added some new stuff to the homepage. Now you can find places close to you (you'll have to OK use of your location data in a pop-up, we don't store it) and…

The One Plate Project

Together with Anything.lk and JWT, YAMU is participating in the one plate project. One thing that unites Sri Lankans is food. Under the One Plate Project you can gift a plate of your favorite holiday…

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.…

Pizza Delivery In Colombo

When it comes to ordering in, Colombo doesn't really have the widest range of options; you're generally faced with a choice of either pizza or Chinese. Which isn't ideal, but it can work…

Colombo Trails: Cinnamon Gardens

Experience a bit of the city in a day with YAMU's Colombo Trails, a part-tuk part-foot tour of the city's sights, smells and tastes. Our second in the series is Cinnamon Gardens, one of the…