Development and infrastructure have now returned to the North. There are new roads that stretch for miles (a highway, even!) and new government buildings. Memorials have been raised to the soldiers lost and bridges are slowly being built– the physical kind and the less tangible kind too. These are helping to bridge the gulf between groups that found themselves at odds during the war and may still be struggling with residual tension. Today, some scenes from our drive through Killinochchi and Vavuniya and tomorrow a telling of the war widow we met and the impression she left on us.