Sanjiva Wijesinha -writer and physician

Short stories, Travel and Health Information

Twilight Reflections – 4

“Home-Coming” Friends The month of April this year is very auspicious for us in Sri Lanka because our traditional New Year (Aluth Avurudu and Puththandu) as well as the festivals … Continue reading

April 14, 2023 · 4 Comments

Twilight reflections -3

My first day at school Tuesday, 17th January – it was my first day at school. A 60-strong group of seven-year -olds were gathered  in the school’s old dining hall, … Continue reading

March 19, 2023 · 2 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

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

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 ( 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

Top Posts & Pages

Book: Tales From my Island