Hi all, As a few of you may know from my sporadic ramblings, I have been living very happily in Sri Lanka for the past three years. I really love the school, my colleagues, my students, and my friends here. However... Recent events have changed the country completely for the foreseeable future. I went to Vietnam in the easter holidays and feel like I have come back to a different country. School attendance has been rock bottom for the past 3 weeks, with schools closed for 2 weeks after the bombings on Easter Sunday. The headteacher told us that in the 1980s, when the Tamil tigers were the most active, schools were closed for 3 months and parents stopped paying the fees, therefore teachers were not paid. I know that terror attacks can happen anywhere, yet in Europe things get back to normal very quickly. Here it is dragging on, with the whole country under curfew again the past couple of days after anti-Muslim riots. Muslim owned factories and shops have been destroyed, with one killed. The government is weak and corrupt and many are worried that things are going to spiral out of control. It also looks like America is getting involved, which probably will not end well. Have any of you continued to live in a country where something like this is happening? In your experience, would you wait out the storm, or decide to leave? I have already signed my contract until July 2020, but the situation seems very uncertain, therefore I am also beginning to feel uncertain. Would really appreciate some advice on this as I want to stay, but I'm starting to get hounded by family and friends that its not safe etc etc.