Sri Lanka Handicraft Board, popularly known as “LAKSALA” has been promoting the sale of local handicrafts through their showrooms spread island–wide and providing the essential market linkage to traditional craftsmen to market their products since the inception in 1964. Laksala is a “State owned Gift & Souvenir Boutique” and was established under the National Crafts Council and Allied Institutions Act No: 35 of 1982. Since then Laksala has witnessed numerous changes with an ever growing portfolio of products on sale.
Why Choose Laksala?
Art and craft
Laksala has a range of beautiful brassware with an exquisite traditional motifs and a unique Sri Lankan identity. Among the items available at Laksala Showrooms are oil lamps, vases, trays, jewellery boxes, candle holders bowls, betel holder, letter openers and bottle openers.
Brassware adds brilliance to any establishment. In Sri Lanka traditional brassware is passed down generations, especially brass lamps. Every Sri Lankan occasion is inaugurated with the lighting of a traditional brass lamp as there is a popular belief that lighting an oil lamp brings good luck. Read More..
Sri Lankan Leather
Be a proud owner of a beautifully crafted Laksala leather bag, purse, wallet, passport bag or leather notebook that can be used for many years. Exquisite intricately carved Sri Lankan leather with traditional elephant and swan motifs is durable and can be gifted too. These items are available in traditional leather and the designs are unique to Sri Lanka. Read More..
Bags & Pouches
Handloom and Batik
Sri Lanka Handlooms
Sri Lanka Batik
Gem and Jewellery
Gems of Sri Lanka have a great and long history. The Blue Sapphire at the heart of the engagement ring from Prince William to Kate Middleton and the Blue Sapphire ring worn by the late Princess Diana are some of the most notable Sri Lankan origin.
Authentic and certified collection of bangles, necklaces and bracelets studded with finest dazzling gems for which Sri Lanka is world renowned. All these can be purchased at Laksala showrooms. Gems and precious stones with a mix of precious metals featuring expert craftsmanship are the pride of Laksala showrooms. Tourists and locals are mesmerized by the superb collection of gem studded Jewellery with intricate designs.
Sri Lankan gems are popular among tourists who visit the country. There are about 200 minerals in Sri Lanka which have been classified as gemstones. Read More..
Rush and Reedware
Beautifully crafted baskets, hats, boxes, lamp shades, mats, bags, purses, baskets, table mats, wall hangers are some of the exquisitely crafted rush and reed ware at Laksala showrooms showcasing the skills of Sri Lankan artisans. Bright and colorful rush and reed ware at Laksala showcase a wonderful world of the skilled upcountry artisans who have created these intricately designed items.
Reed and rush ware products are made of materials processed using talipot (thalakola), coconut and Palmyra leaves. Among the handcrafted products, there are also table mats, kitchen and household articles and screens. Read More
Porcelain and ceramics beautify homes and dinner tables and are considered symbols of prestige. Laksala ceramics are sophisticated and elegant products that can adorn homes anywhere in the world. Sri Lanka has a heritage of pottery use from time immemorial. Sri Lankan ceramic products are unique and elegant, have a high level of whiteness and translucency as well as high standard internationally recognized products.
Ceramic products at Laksala are crafted with mastery and finesse as well as adhering to strict quality control methods which has resulted in a diverse customer base all over the world who visit the stores especially to buy Laksala ceramics. Read More..
Ceylon Tea is the purest tea in the world with specific characteristics of quality and taste. Laksala Tea, a derivative of Ceylon Tea is of supreme quality and is rich in flavour with a fine colour and caters to tea aficionados all over the world with its unique taste, cleanest processing and fine packaging. These tea packs can be used for personal use as well as gifting.
For decades, Ceylon Tea has carved a niche market in global tea market due to its excellence in improved and upgraded standards of production and has maintained hygienic standards with the implementation of ISO 22000. Sri Lanka is the world’s third largest tea exporter in the world. Read More..
Ceylon Cinnamon has a long standing reputation globally as the best cinnamon in the world due to its unique quality, flavor, aroma and color. This ‘Wonder Spice’ was valued more than Gold by the Pharaohs.