Sanjiva Wijesinha -writer and physician

Short stories, Travel and Health Information

Among Those Passed

While Newspapermen (and women) write up the news, Journalists write out their Views. I am sharing this article from yesterday’s Sunday Times in Sri Lanka by a journalist now in … Continue reading

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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

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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

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Shivantha on YouTube

Just want to share this video of Shivantha singing against a bautiful Indian Ocean backdrop at Ahangama in Sri Lanka

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Twilight reflections -2

Return to Childhood I am sure that all of us older adults feel a bit sad when we think of our childhood. It may well be because the world that … Continue reading


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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Twilight Reflections – 1

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 … Continue reading

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Twilight Reflections – 5

Time, energy and money Now that the psalmist’s ancient prediction that “the days of our years are three score and ten” no longer holds true for many of us – … Continue reading

May 14, 2023 · 3 Comments

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

Camino Books – Some Recommendations

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

November 15, 2022

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