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

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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

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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

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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

The Health Benefits of Gardening

As we approach the end of 2022, I find myself beginning to appreciate even more the many benefits of gardening. Of course, in these days when food is so expensive, … Continue reading

November 3, 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

COVID 101 – some Frequently Asked Questions about COVID

With many of my patients now having been vaccinated against COVID or having recovered from a mild episode of COVID (or both), I am now accustomed to being accosted by … Continue reading

March 14, 2022 · 1 Comment
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