Time Out says
A store that is all about using the local heritage and combining it with contemporary designs.
Suriya is a lifestyle store located in Layards Road, Colombo 5. The emporium features a stunningly colourful collection of art, crafts and furniture created by Sri Lankan artisans.
The spacious gallery pays homage to the Sri Lankan heritage and this is reflected in each and every item the tightly-packed shop has to offer. Customers can find a large collection of vibrant decorative items that range from candelabras to lamps, vases, wall hangings, ornaments, terracotta sculptures and intricately woven baskets.
All the items displayed within the store are designed and produced by Sri Lankan artisans and craftsmen. While maintaining elements of tradition, hints of modernity are also incorporated in the designs. Suriya also manufactures and undertakes customised orders. Reproductions of antique, contemporary furniture and sofas are also an attraction. The custom-made furniture on display feature intricate lotus inspired designs. The classic Suriya collection is also inclusive of pettagam, which are traditional chests. With authentic designs, these chests are embellished with ornate murals. A range of handloom upholstery and curtain fabrics that creates a warmly atmosphere is also available. The brightly coloured fabrics and vivid patterns enhance the flamboyancy of the warehouse.
As the outdoors is just as important as the indoors, customers can also discover decorating ideas for lawns, terraces, yards and porches.
With an abundance of Sri Lankan arts and crafts, it is easy to lose yourself within this stunning emporium of heritage. The Suriya provides lifestyle products that echo the traditions of Sri Lanka while simultaneously giving a touch of modernity to your home.