Story began in 1976 with co-founders, Mr. & Miss Sooriyaarachchi, considering initial part of their surname “Sooriya”, which is the Sinhalese term for “Sun”. Similar to Sun providing the energy to world, “Sooriya Weaving Mill” was established with the intention of revitalizing Sri Lankan traditional handloom industry. It is a family owned/operated company, currently managed by Mrs. Sooriyaarchchi & her son Mr. Chandana Sooriyayachchi.
We always believed in serving the best with 100% virgin cotton for your comfortability. It’s our goal for make all our products unique in nature and exclusive to your individual preference. “Sooriya Weaving mill” is currently performing as largest handloom factory in southern province in Sri Lanka. We have one of the few remaining traditional dye plants in Sri Lanka. We possess an exclusive vibrant range of colours, according to our own colour palette & colouration expertise, which one cannot find anywhere in the world.
All together more than 40 women are working with us, All are from surrounding area, some of them are working more than 40 years and this is their lifetime job . We create more job opportunities to specially elder and disable women , who don’t have fixed income . We support them to lift up their life by Mentoring Professionally and Personally, Increasing savings and income , Build self-esteem and confidence , Boosting decision-making power , as a result of that they working as satisfied employees with us
We came here after our Airbnb host recommended it to us. We were guided round the weaving mill by one of the workers and were shown the level of work... read more
I enjoyed visiting the factory. A really authentic experience and highly recommended for couples and families and anyone with an interest in textiles and the local culture. Chandana was very... read more
This place is absolutely amazing. You learn the whole process of traditional fabric making and the products are very beautiful. Lots of vibrant colours, many different types of products (scarves,... read more
Color is fun! Sooriya Weaving is a beautiful experience plenty of colors and smiles. It is a must when you are visiting Sri Lanka to discover and if you... read more
One of the best places ive been in galle
Nice atmosphere and friendly innocent people
Chandana The owner has given jobs to lots of innocent people and the... read more
Just awesome place that should be done while in Galle. 1 of 5th last handcrafting places in SL. They craft in same eco way like decades ago. Employees are older... read more
This place is an amazing way to discover the traditional way to make fabrics.
Chan,the owner, is a realy welcoming host, kind and patient he will be happy to present... read more
I had a priviledge to visit the Sooriya weaving mill one afternoon - Chandana gave us a tour and explained to us the whole process - how they use virgin... read more
Colours and the handloom fabric was really unique and there was so much to choose from. But more than that It was great to see how the owner has created... read more