Sanjiva Wijesinha -writer and physician

Short stories, Travel and Health Information

My Camino Journey – a live presentation on 27 SEP 2020

This coming weekend – on Sunday 27th September 2020 – I will be speaking to the Sri Lanka Literary Society of the United Kingdon (SLLS-UK) about my Journey on the … Continue reading

September 22, 2020 · 5 Comments

The Seven Signs of Depression

In these times of Corona when many of us in varios parts of the world are compelled to live in isolation or socially distanced from others, it is easy to … Continue reading

September 6, 2020 · Leave a comment

Camino Stories: Nothing Ever Happens by Chance

Nothing ever happens by chance. I was reminded of this basic fact of life during the latter part of our Camino, just ten days away from Santiago Having spent a … Continue reading

August 5, 2020 · 3 Comments

Pawns in the Hands of Nature

The current Coronavirus pandemic has made us all (I hope) re-think our priorities. I am sharing this article written by one of my favourite columnists from theSri Lanka Sunday Times … Continue reading

March 21, 2020

The Camino de Santiago: An Ancient Way – A Way Back for Veterans?

This article appears in the latest issue of the Journal of Military and Veterans’ Health (JMVH Volume 2 2019) and is based on the Sir Edward ‘Weary’ Dunlop Award winning … Continue reading

June 4, 2019

Mental health: the challenges transitioning out of the military and back into civilian life

Republishing this article by a staff writer from Monash Lens, the magazine of Monash University, Melbourne, Australia Monash University’s Associate Professor Sanjiva Wijesinha served as a doctor in two defence … Continue reading

April 26, 2019

India Sizzles – Pant’s On Fire!

I have just returned home after witnessing an amazing batting display by the Indian cricket team. Batting first on a placid wicket at the Sydney Cricket Ground today in the … Continue reading

January 4, 2019

Hugh’s Fat Fight

I recently viewed on BBC the British celebrity chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s intriguing documentary Hugh’s Fat Fight describing his campaign to motivate Britishers to lose weight. Whether we are carrying too … Continue reading

December 21, 2018

Kandy’s Coffee Bungalow

I am seated in a prettily manicured garden as dusk is falling, sipping a cup of fragrant Highland tea and gazing out at the vista of Kandy stretched out below … Continue reading

December 8, 2018

The New Centurions

I have recently read a thought-provoking book written by Lynda Gratton and Andrew Scott, both professors at the London School of Business, entitled The 100 -Year Life. Based on the … Continue reading

November 21, 2018

Book: Tales From my Island