Sanjiva Wijesinha -writer and physician

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Sanjiva Wijesinha is a writer.

He also happens to be a doctor, a university professor and a retired army officer.

Dr. Sanjiva Wijesinha MBBS (Ceylon) MSc (Oxford) FRCS FACS FRACGP is a family physician in Melbourne and Clinical Associate Professor at the Faculty of Medicine, Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.

He graduated from medical school in Sri Lanka, completed a research degree at Oxford University as a Commonwealth scholar, trained as a surgeon and worked as a paediatric surgeon in Sri Lanka and Hong Kong before migrating to Australia and re-training as a family physician.
For the past forty years he has been writing health and travel articles – initially for newspapers in Sri Lanka and subsequently for newspapers and magazines in Australia, Britain, Singapore, India, Hong Kong, Sri Lanka and the US.
He is the author of Health for Busy PeopleLive Happily Ever After, Health in these TimesStories of the Silk RoadsFriends, Not Our War, Tales from my Island and Strangers on the Camino.
The last four books– Not Our War, Friends, Tales from my Island and Strangers on the Camino – are available as eBooks from

Strangers on the Camino is available as a paperback from

Not Our War and Strangers on the Camino are also available as paperbacks by post directly from the author.


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