WHO WE ARE
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. Today Laksala operates through 13 branches located island wide and offer the widest variety of all Sri Lankan products at a reasonable price. Most importantly, Laksala enables the numerous industries that supply goods to it to stay both profitable and in business. Today you will find an eclectic blend of items ranging from selections of beautifully packaged tea and spices to, colourful batik ware to an elaborate collection of art and craft as well as the finest collection of traditional Sri Lankan Gems and Jewellery. Laksala is therefore your one stop guide and a visit to one of our stores feels like you visited ‘all of Sri Lanka’!
BRINGS YOU THE SRI LANKAN CULTURE
A wide range of souvenirs and gifts that highlight Sri Lankan arts and crafts under a state owned brand name.
As a contrast to the activity around it in the business district, this state-owned gift and souvenir store has a wide range of products that highlight traditional Sri Lankan arts and crafts – as well as pure Ceylon tea.
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. Today Laksala operates a network of 12 showrooms located island-wide offering an impressive product range of traditional handicrafts, Sri Lankan Batiks, Hand-woven textiles, Fashion accessories, Gem & Jewellery among an array of other Gift items at a reasonable price. At Laksala you step into a garden of artistic creativity. Sri Lankan batiks, incorporate fascinating motifs and colour, some traditional, others highly contemporary and individual, but all displaying a vigorousness of design unique to this Island. In the hand-woven clothing, the Sri Lankan Weavers have transformed traditional patterns and the tropical hues into beautiful textile designs.
A fine collection of Silver and Gold Jewellery set with beautifully facetted colour gemstones are showcased at LAKSALA with the perfected warranty of authenticity.
In order to achieve our vision, LAKSALA will make every effort to keep the traditional crafts alive, whilst adapting itself and evolving to new needs and demands of buyers.
Sri Lanka Handicrafts Board – Laksala
Most importantly, LAKSALA enables the numerous small entrepreneurs who supply goods to us to sustain their businesses and earn a reasonable livelihood.
LAKSALA is poised for future growth supported by the flourishing tourism industry which is the main spearhead for our business, and an increasing demand for souvenirs and gifts from the local market. With these positive trends, we see a very bright future for LAKSALA.
Visit Laksala to buy a gift or souvenir which reflects the Sri Lankan heritage, gives you “value for money” and guaranteed quality.
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Laksala follows a rigorous selection process when it comes to sourcing of products for its stores. Because Laksala plays a nationally important role of fostering the arts and crafts of the island, its products are sourced from the most authentic of manufacturers. Therefore you can count on Laksala to offer you the most genuine and traditionally crafted items wherever possible. The goods are sourced from throughout the island and sometimes from multiple sources to offer you, our valued customers the very best in product and price. Over the years we have been able to increase the list of items on sale and even bring back certain product types that were all but wiped away.