Why Choose Laksala?

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STATE OWNED

Laksala is the only State owned Gift and Souvenir Shop established under the National Crafts Council and allied Institutions Act. Laksala has many branches in different locations in Sri Lanka.

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Quality

Laksala has many years of reputation for innovative designs, exquisite craftsmanship impeccable quality and real value for money

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Reliability

Handicrafts of Laksala undergo extensive quality assurance testing for validity and reliability

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Service

Laksala has a meticulous selection process, products are sourced from authentic artisans and are excellent products

ABOUT US

Laksala is the only 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 list of products on sale.

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Handicrafts play a significant role in Sri Lankan culture as they represent heritage, traditional art and crafts as well as traditional skills
linked with people's lifestyle and history. Laksala is a major stakeholder in this gigantic task.

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Art and craft

People & Craft – Elephants; A testament to colour & skill

Kandy Esala Perahera (pageant) is one of the world’s most fascinating oldest pageants held annually in August in Kandy. This pageant is significant as a religious festival as well as a festival connected with agriculture as it is held to invoke blessings of deities to seek rain for successful harvests. Read More..

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Traditional carved mask – a souvenir from a wonderful isle

Traditional carved mask with bright tropical colors is a much loved souvenir for any tourist visiting this wonderful island Sri Lanka. A mask will be a beautiful addition to a home or office. Painted faces of monsters from folk tales adorn the masks of different colors.

In Sri Lanka, masks are used for mask dances. According to traditional beliefs, hanging masks in the household cast off the evil eye. Masks are used for traditional low country dances (Southern regions of Sri Lanka).   Read More..

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Brassware

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 luck.  Read More..

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Sri Lankan Leather

Why Laksala 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.

Leather Industry in Sri Lanka became commercialized during the Second World War with the objective of supplying leather goods for the Armed Services. At the outset the government owned the operation of the industry and in 1960’s, the private sector entered the industry. At present, there are 14 private tanneries in Sri Lanka located in Colombo and Gampaha Districts. Two of them do vegetable tanning while the others are do vegetable and chrome tanning. Read More..

Quality Leather

Furniture

Our range of leather furniture features beautiful designs and colour tones and would be perfect for interiors that feature a touch of world heritage. Crafted and manufactured by experts using the finest materials, you can always be assured of their durability and timelessness in design.

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Bags & Pouches

Say hello to a leather bag that could be with you all the way. Such is the durability of Sri Lankan leather and the fact that they are of beautiful design and craftsmanship only add to their value. Available in traditional leather tones to those dyed in bright equatorial colours, the pouches and bags here are the kind that will leave you wondering whether you should get them as gifts or maybe keep them for yourself!

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Handloom and Batik

Sri Lanka handloom

Elegant handcrafted sarees, innovative upholstery fabrics with a combination of vivid colors and vibrant soft toys are some handloom products of Sri Lanka’s centuries old handloom industry which has been passed down generations. Sri Lanka has a nice market for handloom products all over the world.  Read More..

Sri Lanka Batik

Batik is a unique aspect of Sri Lankan fashion and textile manufacture merged with deep rooted Sri Lankan culture and tradition. Coloful sarees, blouses, sarongs, kurthas, shirts, wall hangings, pennants, cushions and bedspreads are a few items done in Batik. Laksala has a range of Batik items to choose and shoppers are spoilt for choice at its many stores situated island wide. Batik is a village based industry in Sri Lanka even at present although there are large scale manufacturers also. Read More..

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Gem and Jewellery

Gems of Sri Lanka have a great 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 of 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. The 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 jewelry with intricate designs.

Sri Lankan gems are popular goods among tourists who visit the country. There are about 200 minerals in Sri Lanka which have been classified as gemstone. The beauty, durability and rarity of Sri Lankans gems have made Sri Lanka a popular tourist destination. Read More..

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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 artists. 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.

Sri Lanka has a wide variety of endemic reeds and these are used by our master craftsmen to turn out some truly breath taking rush and reed ware. From large floor mats to intricately designed place mats and the brightest of bright baskets are just some of the many exciting items made from reed, available at our stores.

CERAMIC

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. Sri Lankan ceramic products are exported to many countries including the Europe and there is a niche market in many countries, especially for ceramic tableware.

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..

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Tea

Ceylon Tea is the cleanest 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 can be gifted.

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 the exporter to the world and supplied tea for Olympic and Commonwealth Games.  Read More..

It was in 1824 that the first tea plant was brought from China by the British and planted in the Royal Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya, Kandy. It is considered to be the first non-commercial tea crop to be grown in the country. Close to two decades later, in 1867 James Taylor, a Scotsman was given the task of growing tea on just 19 acres of land in Loolecondera Estate in Kandy. This is considered the first commercial crop of tea to be grown.

A Tamil girl picking tea in Ceylon, today's Sri Lanka, in the 1880s.

Sri Lankan Tea Factory

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Spices

Ceylon Cinnamon has a long standing reputation in the international markets 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.

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Our Products

ART AND CRAFT

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GEM AND JEWELLERY

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LEATHER AND CERAMIC

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Spices

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RUSH AND REEDWARE

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TEA

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SPICES

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OTHER

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