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Underworld figure Thel Bala dies in Chennai

The body of 59-year-old prominent underworld leader Karupaiya Wappu Balan know as Thel Bala who had fled to India some time ago, was brought to Sri Lanka last night.

He disappeared from Sri Lanka and is reported to have lived in Tamil Nadu. His body was brought to the Bandaranike International Airport from Chennai and handed over to his family today.

According to the autopsy report of the Indian officials, Thel Bala was died from complications arising from a organ transplant operation.(T.K.G. Kapila)