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“gift items”(14 reviews)
LAKSALA (Sri Lanka Handicrafts Board), the only state owned gift and souvenir boutique that offers the widest range of Sri Lankan handicrafts, tea, gems and other products at reasonable prices, at conveniently located island wide stopovers.Pioneers...more
No 60, York Street | No.215, Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Colombo 07, Thummulla., Colombo, Sri Lanka
+94 11 2 580579
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a one stop centre to buy souvenirs. From fridge magnet, keychains, t-shirts, jewellery, leather items, ointment, skincare, tea and everything. If you don't want any hassle, this is a good place to shop. From personal experienced, Pettah market give you a good price for...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Laksala is a state run handicrafts emporium located at215 Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Colombo 00700. Handicrafts made out of wood leather metal cloth etc are available alongwith gemstones jewellery tea and various other products all of which are very reasonably priced. The shop assistants are very helpful...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank pratapv2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This store is located at the heart of Colombo and offers a great collection of personal care and home decor products, apparel and of course Ceylon tea. The collection is inspired by traditional Sri Lankan living and culture. Staff were also very helpful in picking...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank sarkarsonal
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this shop out of a desire to buy things local for family and friends. The shop has good quality items and large variety ranging from silk clothes to hand crafted elephants. The shopping experience was very good as the staff are helpful and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Julie C
Reviewed December 7, 2018

Being a government owned enterprise, you will find a Laksala in almost any major city of the island, sometimes several locations in one city. Some locations are crammed and stuffy, others are clean, modern, with A/C and helpful staff. The prices are fix, some items...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 23, 2018 via mobile

Must visit for the srilankan souvenirs. There are some hidden treasures here but you may have to hunt a little bit. They don't always have everything in stock, so you may have to make do with what's in the display. If you are short on...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 653sunilw
Reviewed November 13, 2018

WE have been visiting this place since 2017. Wonderful things to buy and our clients are very happy about the products

Date of experience: January 2018
2  Thank Planet C
Reviewed November 6, 2018

we dont need go anywherefor fine the uniqe & antiqe thing's..lot of things are there.i t was awosome shoping botiqe

Date of experience: September 2018
Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

Today we bought a sapphire bracelet, and negotiated an apparently fair price. The salesman was reluctant to write 18k gold on the certificate, but when prompted wrote it on the receipt, not the certificate. One returning the the hotel, we checked the metal markings, (with...More

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank Pahta
Reviewed September 18, 2018 via mobile

Good place to buy souvenirs from. I got my colleagues at work small colorful tea boxes from there each box had 10 teabags perfect for souvenirs. I also bought a tuktuk made out of wood 👍🏻

Date of experience: August 2018
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Response from svperera | Reviewed this property |
Seem you may expect the replacement once the store receives the faulty product as facilitated upon my attendance on your behalf at the Laksala main and purchasing stores. The management was also made aware of the poor or... More
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Response from LAKSALA S | Property representative |
We have a limited collection of Noritake Porcelain Manufactured by Noritake under the brand name of “LAKSALA”. May I suggest as the prices vary based on the design and the workmanship. That you do visit our main showroom in... More