Sanjiva Wijesinha -writer and physician

Short stories, Travel and Health Information

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

FRIENDS – second edition now available

The second paperback edition of my book FRIENDS is now available in paperback. Published by Amazon, the book may be conveniently purchased online from the publishers (Amazon.com in the US, … Continue reading

November 17, 2020

The Pleasures of Reading

“I find television to be very educational. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book” – Groucho Marx (1890-1977) I remember … Continue reading

October 28, 2020 · 1 Comment

My Teachers: Miss Agnes Bay

“Mr. J.L.B.Maketoni’s handwriting was angular and careful – the script of one who had been taught penmanship, as he had been at school all those years ago – a skill … Continue reading

September 13, 2020 · 1 Comment

The Group of 56

Members of the Group of 56 with Chemistry teacher Mr. Errol Fernando. I had the inordinate privilege last weekend of attending the 60th reunion of my classmates. On 17th January … Continue reading

March 12, 2016
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