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No 60, York Street (Fort) | No.215, Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Colombo 07, Thummulla., Colombo, Sri Lanka
+94 11 2 580579
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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 since 1964, the handicrafts emporium is linked to more than 10,000 leading master craftsmans and entrepreneurs who operate at their own rural and cottage industries, island wide.Witness the enthralling blend of meticulously handcrafted creations, specially sorted and packed tea & spices and a special collection of traditionally mined and cut Gems or vast array of patiently handmade Jewelry.We are open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. 365 days served by an efficient customer care team.Stop once, at the one stop shop to witness the Treasures of Sri Lanka and feel the difference.
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  • Very good33%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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No 60, York Street (Fort) | No.215, Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Colombo 07, Thummulla., Colombo, Sri Lanka
+94 11 2 580579
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice place with lots of souvenirs and handcrafted items. There are like millions of different wooden elephants. Not so interesting actually when you compare this store with Barefoot.

Thank sahinof
Reviewed May 16, 2017

I was able to buy quality tea packs for gift for foreigners. Also, I was able to buy some souvenirs which I gifted to some foreigners.

Thank nimal295
Reviewed May 5, 2017

This is must visit place. Good collocation of handmade items. I love handmade elephants and wall arts.

Thank travelgeek99
Reviewed May 1, 2017

A wonderful selection of locally made handicrafts, from an enormous range of all types of elephants, wood, porcelain, metal and papier mache, to clothing for all the family in cotton silk and blends. Lots of wood carved artefacts as well. Well worth a visit to...More

Thank Kate_Tascott
Reviewed April 28, 2017

In case you are in Colombo for a short trip and don't have time to visit the local market for shopping Souvenirs, try Laksala. It is a Govt. Authorized dedicated Souvenir shop. You get all varieties of Souvenirs ranging from small Magnetic stickers to big...More

Thank Jesthi
Reviewed April 22, 2017

All of Sri Lanka in one shop! That is the caption to this place and it lived true to its word. We visited Colombo during the Sinhalese-Tamil new year celebration and almost all shops were closed except for this. This place is run by the...More

Thank GomathiShankar
Reviewed April 14, 2017

This is a shopping complex owned by the Sri Lankan government to promote Sri Lankan handcrafts, local products such as spices etc. If you think of taking something as souvenir from Sri Lanka then this is one of the best places to visit as they...More

Thank arunaatc
Reviewed April 12, 2017

Everything under One Roof. Ceylon Te, Ceylon Cinnamon and Hand Made products which are pretty amazing for good reasonable price.

Thank PaulLeven
Reviewed April 6, 2017

Laksala offers better prices than the fashion chain stores , yes limited selection of tshirts and clothing but nice range of handicrafts- worth a look definitely somewhere on the island, the Kandy store is good also. Nice service also

Thank boski
Reviewed March 28, 2017

Staff are not bothered at all to help you, no assistance or guidance and you need to constantly bother them to attend to you. I think they only prefer tourists.

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I purchased a DVD from Laksala but found that it was unreadable when I got it home. How do I go about getting a refund or a replacement DVD please?
April 30, 2017|
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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
I will be visiting sri lanka next month so, if can know the price of Noritake items Thanks
May 27, 2015|
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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