Sanjiva Wijesinha -writer and physician

Short stories, Travel and Health Information

How to Use a Doctor

AN INSTRUCTION MANUAL FOR PATIENTS I have often thought that before people go to consult a doctor, they should be given an Instruction Manual. Just like one gets a manual … Continue reading

February 8, 2023 · 1 Comment

Getting a Second Opinion

 My father (who knew much more Latin than I do) used to often quote from the ancient Roman writers that he had studied at university. One particular quotation he was … Continue reading

February 4, 2023 · Leave a comment

Morning Thoughts at Twilight

After many years of living overseas, I am back once more in Colombo.         Seated on the veranda in a comfortable armchair and sipping my morning cup of tea, I can … Continue reading

January 9, 2023 · 2 Comments

Camino Books – Some Recommendations

Over the past month I have had the opportunity o f reading a couple of good books about the Camno. Amazon.com – the site where I would usually have reviewed … Continue reading

November 15, 2022

Sri Lanka Needs not another Regime Change – but a Mindset Change

I am reproducing this sober and thoughtful analysis of the current situation in Sri Lanka by my friend  Prof Janek Ratnatunga in order to give his views wider publicity. From the … Continue reading

August 11, 2022

Cometh the Hour

Citizen Silva, columnist of the Sunday Times, provides a different perspective of Sri Lanka’s new president. I am sharing his/her article on my own webpage to give it a wider … Continue reading

August 1, 2022

The Wickremesinghe Presidency – an analysis by Anura Gunasekera

I am reproducing this excellent analysis of the current political situation in Sri Lanka by my friend Anura Gunasekera in order to give his views wider publicity. July 20th 2022 … Continue reading

July 28, 2022 · 4 Comments

SRI LANKA’S CURRENT CRISIS

July 9, 2022 · 2 Comments

As You Like It – by the Melbourne Theatre Company

Simon Phillips directs a delightful production of Shakespeare’s ‘Rom-Com’ as Melbourne welcomes a return to live theatre. Having throughly enjoyed the opening night at the Sumner Theatre last Thursday, I … Continue reading

November 20, 2021 · 2 Comments

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
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