South Asian Beach Games 2011 - official Mascot
Salu Paaliya charactor.
Salu Paaliya character comes from the Southern part of Sri Lanka. It is one of 12 Palis i.e. Characters representing various dance forms staged at various occasions including offering of blessings and healings. It is believed that the Salu paliya which has a lot of comical actions has the power to heal and therefore is ideal for Beach Games as the Mascot .