Online shopping platform Takas.lk has been taken over by Ideal Group, a diversified business headed by business leader Nalin Welgama.
In a communiqué to the client base of Talak.lk, Chief Executive Officer Lahiru Pathmalal announced the ownership transfer.
“Takas.lk is now under the IDEAL family. The Chairman of the group Nalin Welgama saw value in what Takas.lk sought to create in Sri Lanka as a home-grown e-commerce solution catering to the Sri Lankan consumer,” Pathmalal said in an email sharing the new direction of the company.
He added that with the new partnership, Takas.lk it would be able to serve its customers better, with better service and a more varied product line.
Mirror Business attempted to contact Pathmalal to gain clarity on the partnership, but he was not available for comments.
Mirror Business learns that the two co-founders of Takas.lk will be employed by the Ideal Group for a period of at least six months. Ideal Group is a US$ 150 million business, with 20 subsidiaries spanning the automotive, renewables, real estate, agriculture and financial services sectors. The group ventures into the e-commerce space with Takas.lk acquisition.