Nadarasa lives in a destroyed Hindu temple. The monkey God statue in the foreground was given to Sri Lanka by India hundreds of years ago as a peace offering. The area is littered with unexploded ordnance (UXO), including a live fuse from a rocket-propelled grenade found inside the temple. After decades of civil war, a ceasefire agreement was signed between the government and the Tamil Tiger rebels in February 2002. Despite the devastation wrought on the infrastructure of the country, and the remaining UXO, thousands of people have begun returning to their homes.