Playing with fire - children burn rods of explosive cordite taken from tank shells split open in an explosion. Their house was used as an ammunition store by the military and received a direct hit. It was completely demolished and unexploded ordnance (UXO) was scattered over a wide area. 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.