About Us

The pioneer art material importer in Sri Lanka “Sakura Agencies Private Limited” was founded in 1982.

The pioneer art material importer “Sakura Agencies Private Limited” was founded in the year1982 in Colombo Sri Lanka. Since then, we have taken our pledge to market some of the world renown brands of art material and stationery products keeping in mind quality & reliability. It is our mission to provide our customers world class products, that are safe to consumers. This made us what we are today and helped to establish a firm position in the domestic market as reliable art supplier in, wholesale, distribution and retail business.
We have taken great care in our relationship with our valued customers & artists. So much so, sharing the final goals and working together with artists to provide right painting and sculpture material for artist work. Today we proudly mention our position as the leading fine art material dealer in Sri Lanka.

We also make fine quality perfectly prepared artist canvas, sketch & drawing pads, craft glue, hobby & artist colors.

We, Sakura Agencies (Pvt) Ltd will take all appropriate steps to serve next generation, based on our past experience.

Our Vision

To become the growing force and to inspire every artist by delivering high quality products of world repute.

Our Mission

To bring new ideas to reality by introducing quality products to our customers, and by adding value to our services, so much so they will choose our products time after time.

Our Values

To create a culture that promotes individual and organizational development, being respectful by treating them the way we would like to be treated as well as encouraging and promoting teamwork in all aspects.



At the height of the open economy in early 1980’s Vasantha Karunatilaka joined his father Nimal Karunatilaka who had many years of experience in art material, behind him to start retail art shops. The shop on Trelawney Place in Bambalapitiya became a hangout place for most artists and get colors and other accessories.
Year 2012 was a significant year and we expanded our Head Office and Colombo showrooms to a new building of 4500ft.
Today we, as the largest player in the field with several sales outlets around the country proudly maintain our position as the leading fine art dealer in Sri Lanka.
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