Sanjiva Wijesinha -writer and physician

Short stories, Travel and Health Information

St James’ Day July 25th 2021 – Special Book Offer

This year the feast of St James (the patron saint of Spain, whose shrine lies in the city of Santiago de Compostela) falls on Sunday 25th July. It is said … Continue reading

July 23, 2021 · Leave a comment

Tips For New Diabetics

Why Diabetes starts with’ D’ One of the most important thngs I tell patients when they are newly dignosed with Diabetes is that is important for the person having a … Continue reading

July 22, 2021 · Leave a comment

The Best Books about the Camino de Santiago

I was recently invited by the folk at Shepherd.com to compile a list of the five best books about the Camino de Santiago. Now I am aware that there are … Continue reading

July 1, 2021 · Leave a comment

Birth Centenary of Sam Wijesinha – 27th June 2021

This lovely article by my cousin Rakhita Jayawardena was written as a tribute to my father Sam Wijesinha on the hundredth anniversary of his birth. Published in the Sunday Times … Continue reading

June 27, 2021 · 5 Comments

COVID vaccination – the facts explained

I am taking the liberty of sharing on my web-page this excellent article by Dr Champa Ratnatunga – a Sri Lankan immunologist and senior lecturer working at the Department of … Continue reading

June 6, 2021 · 1 Comment

Urgent – a strategy to control COVID 19 in Sri Lanka

I am sharing this link on my webpage because I am of the opinion that this article should be disseminated to the widest audience possible. It is a timely article … Continue reading

May 21, 2021 · 1 Comment

A Good Night’s Sleep

All of us need a good night’s sleep. This might sound obvious, but it is surprising to learn how many people actually do get a good night’s sleep – which … Continue reading

May 9, 2021 · 1 Comment

A Stranger in Gallipoli

Originally posted on Sanjiva Wijesinha -writer and physician:
I am seated by the large window in my 5th floor hotel room in the Turkish city of Canakkale, looking out over…

April 25, 2021

Finding Clarity – the Journey of a Musician

I am placing a link to the recently released documentary FINDING CLARITY about the musical journey of my son – musician and actor Shivantha Wijesinha. The video is 26 minutes … Continue reading

April 17, 2021 · 1 Comment

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
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