As Jaffna fights a new battle to rebuild itself,
people are slowly moving away from the memories of a bloody past:
On Friday evenings, vans and tuk-tuks usually
form long queues before Jaffna’s only shopping mall. There’s a hint
of exquisite perfume in the air. Mothers in kurtas mind their
colourfully attired children. Single young men sporting oversized
wrist watches zip around on motorcycles.