Sri Lanka Handicraft Board (LAKSALA)

W.C.Kelum Jayawardhana | Director – Sales
Sri Lanka Handicrafts Board,
Address : No. 215, Bauddhaloka Mawatha,
Colombo 07, Sri Lanka
Tel : +94 112 597 797 | +94 779 712 198
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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.

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