Lakmedura, one of the foremost souvenir boutique shops in the country, is a five storey building that houses a vast array of Sri Lankan treasures. So much so that, it would be next to impossible not to find the perfect souvenir to take home, due to the sheer collection of traditional Sri Lankan artwork showcased. Located in trendy Colombo 7, looking for that perfect mementos of the country is not far away.

Best Known For

  • The souvenir boutique shop is famed for possessing a comprehensive collection of some of the finest pieces of traditional crafts, ranging from wooden carvings, devil masks, traditional Sri Lankan batiks and other clothing, exquisite Sri Lankan leather products, along with the world famous ‘Ceylon Tea’ and exclusive jewellery.
  • Another highlighting feature of the souvenir boutique shop is the availability of other uniquely Sri Lankan souvenirs such as picture post cards, local books and even documentary DVDs, making the memories you cherish on the Paradise Island remain with you forever.

Interesting Facts

  • The souvenir shop started out life in a rather modest location in Colombo 3 in 1980, with only a limited number of traditional souvenirs on sale.
  • As a result of the immense success it had since its inception, the souvenir shop moved to a five storey complex where the boutique shop has expanded its collection of treasures stored.
  • The ground floor houses a comprehensive range of authentic Ceylon Tea, along with intricately crafted wood carvings of statues, devil masks and Sri Lankan picture post cards.
  • The first floor is a showcase of some of the finest Sri Lankan gems and jewellery sets, that boast of precious and semi - precious stones, along with intricate workmanship.
  • The second floor houses handmade batik garments and other traditional garments, along with a wide range of rush palm and reed ware.
  • Garments of export quality are housed in the third floor, ranging from your usual ‘I Love Sri Lanka’ t-shirts to other accessories.
  • The fourth floor showcases a genuine Sri Lankan leather products, along with traditional drums of varying shapes and sizes.
  • The fifth floor is a collection of art drawings, pictures, local books, greeting cards made from recycled paper and elephant dung, writing pads, perfumes and even documentary DVDs.

Times, Seasons and Tips

  • The store is open daily from 9:30am to 7:00pm, including holidays.
  • Credit and debit cards are accepted, thus making payments all the more easier.
  • If you are on a tight budget, the staff will be more than happy to guide you through souvenirs within your budget.

Lakmedura is certainly a great place to visit, when in search of the perfect souvenirs to bring back home and tell your adventures around the Paradise Island to your friends and family.

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