Sanjiva Wijesinha -writer and physician

Short stories, Travel and Health Information

THE POST-COVID WORLD

Can we predict the new ‘Normality’?  The two countries that I have been most interested in during this Covid pandemic -Sri Lanka and Australia – have both been lagging behind … Continue reading

October 2, 2021 · 1 Comment

Dr. David (Devendranathan) Chanmugam – an Eulogy

One of the best teachers I had in Medical School was Dr David (Devendranathan) Chanmugam. He was someone who simplified complicated medical subjects for us students. His lectures were succinct … Continue reading

September 11, 2021 · 4 Comments

My Friend Tiny

I first met ‘Tiny’ Reid on the day we both started primary school at Saint Thomas’ College in Sri Lanka. After the new boys were ushered into the classroom, our … Continue reading

August 29, 2021 · 2 Comments

To Vaccinate or Vacillate?

It is gratifying for us to note that Australia is finally beginning to get its population efficaciously vaccinated against COVID – having bungled the initial roll-out of its vaccination programme. … Continue reading

August 21, 2021 · Leave a comment

Lt Gen Denzil Kobbekaduwa

Twenty nine years since his untimely death on 8th August 1992, we remember one of the finest officers to have served in the Sri Lanka Army. I am posting on … Continue reading

August 6, 2021

Living in Covid Times

A conversation with Prof Leon Piterman: I was having a chat the other day with my friend Professor Leon Piterman. Now Leon, former head of the department of General Practice … Continue reading

July 31, 2021 · 1 Comment

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

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

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

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
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