Temple aims to heal Sri Lanka’s violent past

Worshipers hope rebuilding ancient Hindu temple can help in reconciliation between Tamil and Sinhala community.

Last updated: 26 Aug 2014 11:58
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A Hindu temple in southern Sri Lanka is trying a new approach at reconciliation.

Reconstruction of the ancient temple destroyed during anti-Tamil riots 30 years ago is helping to heal the wounds of Sri Lanka's violent past.

Al Jazeera's Minelle Fernandez reports from Matara.


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