A Collective Journey with Sri Lanka

Sachini Perera and Zainab Ibrahim

Somewhere Only We Know is an attempt to capture some of the answers as to how queer people find each other in Sri Lanka. It uncovers a range of dynamics in how they express themselves online and what they encounter as a result of how others perceive them. The study ponders these responses against the backdrop of the rigid regulation of queer people by Sri Lanka’s government and society.

The picture it paints in sum is one that shades in the complex, and at times contradictory, ways queer Sri Lankans navigate their lives, and the different ways they find meaning through as boundless a portal to the world, and themselves, as the internet.