Why Choose Laksala?
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.
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 luck. Read More..
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..
Bags & Pouches
Handloom and Batik
Sri Lanka handloom
Sri Lanka Batik
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..
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.
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..
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..
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.