About us

Lakmedura is one of the tourist hotspots in Sri Lanka, offering a wide selection of traditional and cultural goods ranging from skilfully crafted handicrafts to a finer selection of gems/jewellery. Lakmedura has flourished since its establishment in 1980, being officially licensed as a tourist shop by the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority. More than 40 years later, we are proud to be continuously spreading and sharing our country’s history through art.

Lakmedura has created a secure and close relationship with rural communities all over Sri Lanka, acting as a platform to showcase their mastered talents by providing only the finest selections of island essentials. Lakmedura is honored to be reputed as one of Sri Lanka's heritage brands, spreading the art and love our country has to offer.

The Brand

Lakmedura was established in 1980 by the former chairman Upali Premadasa and current managing director, H.G Ariyaratne with the help of Japanese tour guide lecturers. Originally located at Rotunda Gardens, under a rented premises, Lakmedura began their operations which specialized in gems/jewellery and handicrafts. The company later expanded, in 1987, to their own premises at 113 Dharmapala Mawatha, where Lakmedura continues to offer a variety of island essentials ranging from freshly plucked Ceylon Tea to vibrant gems sourced from all around Sri Lanka.

Why to choose Lakmedura ?

Sri Lanka is a nation known for hospitality and gifting. At Lakmedura, we bring everything under one roof providing you a wide array of locally handcrafted souvenirs, ranging from authentic leather items, local clothing, jewellery and much more. Located conveniently in the heart of Colombo, our store offers ample parking facilities, making your shopping experience hassle-free! What truly sets us apart is our friendly and helpful staff who are always ready to assist you with a smile in picking up the best piece for your loved ones. At Lakmedura, we take pride in the quality of our products.
We go the extra mile to source the finest selections of island essentials, showcasing the extraordinary talents of rural communities from all over Sri Lanka. As one of our nation’s heritage brands, we are honoured to spread the art and love that our country has to offer.