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Laksala

No 60, York Street | 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.
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good33%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“souvenir shop” (16 reviews)
“gift items” (13 reviews)
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No 60, York Street | No.215, Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Colombo 07, Thummulla., Colombo, Sri Lanka
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+94 11 2 580579
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"souvenir shop"
in 16 reviews
"gift items"
in 13 reviews
"fridge magnets"
in 7 reviews
"wide variety of items"
in 4 reviews
"local crafts"
in 4 reviews
"one stop shop"
in 11 reviews
"under one roof"
in 12 reviews
"sri lanka"
in 71 reviews
"wall hangings"
in 4 reviews
"quality products"
in 7 reviews
"loved ones"
in 4 reviews
"great collection"
in 4 reviews
"ceylon tea"
in 4 reviews
"must visit place"
in 4 reviews
"batik"
in 29 reviews
"tanks"
in 35 reviews
"government"
in 30 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place has a good selection of artefacts and souvenirs at reasonable prices. Must visit to buy some takeaways that will serve as a wonderful reminder of your visit to Sri Lanka.

Thank Lakshmi P
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Reviewed March 12, 2018

The store 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 culture. Staff were helpful and the store is located at the heart of Colombo.

1  Thank Sonal S
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Reviewed March 2, 2018

Lovely selection of souvenirs of all things Sri Lankan.. a bit pricey compared to other places but you get a wide variety of items. Lovely attentive staff.

Thank Helen M
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Reviewed February 26, 2018

I was a on a student budget so I found Laksala pricey for the items they were selling, but I can't deny they did have some unique souvenirs as compared to Odel and some other stores.

Thank Rukshare
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Reviewed February 3, 2018

Laksala is a government owned handicrafts store so definitely trustworthy but on an expensive side! Didn't have any batik paintings at all! Didn't appreciate the "pay for tea products here and rest at the main counter!" arrangement. They should have one counter to pay for...More

Thank Garytan711
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Reviewed January 5, 2018

Laksala is a government own gift shop. It has lots of Brass, metal, wood carvings, gifts, clothes and many more. Really worth to visit.

Thank confsar
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Reviewed January 2, 2018 via mobile

Expensive store showcasing Sri Lankan art/craft. But most of the items are over priced. You will find all the stuff they showcase at half the price in Galle or Kandy. Masks have a bad finish. batik had very poor choice.

1  Thank haffyfeet
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Reviewed December 22, 2017

This is the reliable place to buy a art or craft in Sri Lanka.you may find, gem, silverware, wooden craft, batik and many more items at a reasonable price.

Thank Dhaithya
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Reviewed November 26, 2017 via mobile

This shop sell local products mainly to tourists.The goods are of average quality.The service is poor.The price similar to the others around here.

Thank SE s
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Reviewed October 29, 2017

Laksala is a souvenir and local handicraft shop run by the government. It resembles a warehouse but provides a one stop shop to buy a range of local products including tea.

Thank hdias
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WorldTraveler1707
May 1, 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
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152pratap
May 28, 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
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