Mar 01, 2017

Thel Bala died in India, body now at Jayaratne’s

A notorious drug dealer identified as Balendran alias ‘Thel Bala’ has died in India and his body has now been brought to Sri Lanka, reports say.

His body is presently being kept at Jayaratne funeral parlour at Borella and is to be taken to Badulle Watte at Wellampitiya, according to reliable sources.

As the police launched a hunt for him after finding a big stash of heroin, he had fled to India and had been in hiding.

Before becoming rich through crime, he had sold fuel in a cart, earning himself the nickname Thel Bala.