Many archaeological treasures of the various kingdoms that thrived are scattered across the country, showcasing the rich heritage and culture of Sri Lanka. Although these kingdoms can only be observed in its ruined state in the present, many of the traditions of these kingdoms still live on in the form of the traditional handicrafts. The art of producing these treasures have been passed down from generation to generation. Showcasing all of those treasures is Laksala, a souvenir boutique that enables the traveller to delve into the vast range of handicrafts and other souvenirs and take home exquisite mementos to mark the trip around the Paradise Island.

Best Known For

  • The Sri Lankan souvenir boutique is famed for being the premier souvenir boutique in the country that allows the traveller to browse through a comprehensive selection of authentic traditional handicrafts, such as handmade jewellery, handloom clothes, paintings, wooden carvings, brass and silver sculptures.
  • What makes it one of the more sought after souvenir boutiques of the country is the availability of many other authentic products, such as furniture, ceramics and many other unique decorations for the house, along with authentic Ceylon tea and spices as well.

Interesting Facts

  • Laksala was established in 1982 by the government of the country under the National Crafts Council and Allied Institutions Act, No. 35 of 1982 to bring forth the unique works of art to the world.
  • Laksala operates under the very fair policy of allowing the suppliers to stay profitable, thus preserving the now fading art of traditional handicraft manufacturing, along with other traditions too.
  • Initially starting out by selling traditional handlooms and wooden souvenirs, the boutique has now diversified its range of products by showcasing a selection of unique spices, Ceylon tea, gems and jewellery, leather and ceramic products and even food related items like kithul products.
  • Moreover, the tremendous success of the souvenir boutique is further shown with the operation of its 13 branches.

Times, Seasons and Tips

  • All Laksala outlets are open daily throughout the year, however, the operating hours of each outlet varies.
  • Many of the products on display are produced with the highest standards in mind, with the objective of preserving and promoting traditional island crafts, hence the hefty price tags.
  • Credit and debit cards are accepted at all outlets, therefore making payments much easier.

All in all, Laksala is your one stop guide to everything Sri Lankan and a visit to any of the stores will feel as if you have gained a glimpse of all of Sri Lanka.

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Location info

Laksala - York Street

Laksala - Moratuwa

Laksala - Bandaranaike International Airport

Laksala - Kandy

Laksala - Galle

Laksala - Racecourse Promenade

Laksala - Elephant Orphanage (at the exit)

Laksala - Royal Botanical Garden

Laksala - Zoological Gardens



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