Sanjiva Wijesinha -writer and physician

Short stories, Travel and Health Information

The Pilot and The Doctor

In the context of the recent resolution against Sri Lanka by the United Nations Human Rights Council (a body where Human Rights matters are taken up and voted on by … Continue reading

March 29, 2021 · 1 Comment

Beating Your Wife

I was at the birthday party of a friend the other day (one of the first since COVID restrictions were lifted) and, as traditionally happens at these events, the men … Continue reading

March 25, 2021 · Leave a comment

Strangers on the Camino – A Review

I am sharing this lovely review of my book Strangers on the Camino written by Canadian author Sunil Tantirige. It was published recently on his Facebook page . I have … Continue reading

March 7, 2021 · Leave a comment

My Camino Talk to the Sri Lankan Literary Society-UK

No: 50.: Sunday 27th Sept 2020- Time: 12:00 noon Prof Sanjiva Wijesinha “My Journey on the Camino and the book it created” I was introduced by Shihan de Silva who … Continue reading

March 4, 2021 · Leave a comment

Dr. Nimalsiri Mendis – an appreciation

Nimalsiri had been ill for over a decade. His illness was one that had stealthily crept up on him during the years that he was compassionately and conscientiously working as … Continue reading

March 2, 2021 · 5 Comments

‘Return’ – a poem

Some five decades ago, as co-editor of the S. Thomas’ College magazine, I wrote this poem. It was published in the magazine then under the pen-name Junius (meaning “Youthful One”) … Continue reading

February 23, 2021 · Leave a comment

The House of a Thousand Memories

A Book Review I have just finished reading a delightful book, Sunil Tantirige’s charming collection of stories about his childhood in Sri Lanka in the sixties and seventies. Entitled The … Continue reading

February 20, 2021 · Leave a comment

If they didn’t convict him, isn’t Trump Innocent?

British statesman Edmund Burke served as a member of parliament in the British House of Commons from 1776 to 1794. Regarded as the philosophical founder of modern conservatism, Burke’s famous … Continue reading

February 14, 2021 · 1 Comment

COVID – The View From the East

Having lived and worked as a surgeon in Hong Kong for many years, I still have friends and colleagues there with whom I keep in regular contact – and I … Continue reading

February 8, 2021 · 1 Comment

Wives are Very Useful People

One of my patients has recently become Diabetic. Having recently diagnosed him with diabetes, I as his family doctor decided against immediately prescribing medication for him – because I knew … Continue reading

January 31, 2021
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