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

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

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

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

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

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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