High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Wally Bastiansz (died 1986) was a Sri Lankan singer who developed the style of chorus baila in the 1940s.BAstianz was a police officer attached to the Traffic division, who also played in the marching band when he began his music career. DRawing from his orchestral roots, he transformed the tunes of standards like "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" and "Inky Pinky Parlez Vouz" into classic baila songs.THere has always been some controversy over his name "Wally". IT is very customary in Sri Lanka, even to day, for children to have nick-names. ALthough his real name was 1OGUSTUS MARTHENEUS, in the family, amongst close relatives, and even amongst his old neighbours, Ogustus was only known as either "Olie, or Olington". AFter embarking on his musical adventure he aptly adapted his nick name "Olie" to be "Wally", his well known stage name.