Sanjiva Wijesinha -writer and physician

Short stories, Travel and Health Information

The Camino Cafe – a series of podcasts and videos

My interview with Leigh Brennan I was interviewedlast month by Leigh Brennan for the first episode of Season Two of her Camino Cafe series of podcasts – which are also … Continue reading

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Birth Centenary of Sam Wijesinha – 27th June 2021

This lovely article by my cousin Rakhita Jayawardena was written as a tribute to my father Sam Wijesinha on the hundredth anniversary of his birth. Published in the Sunday Times … Continue reading

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Can Diabetes be Reversed?

For centuries, Diabetes was considered an incurable disease, the result of the affected person’s body not having enough of the vital hormone Insulin that is required to utilise the sugars … Continue reading

December 15, 2021 · Leave a comment

As You Like It – by the Melbourne Theatre Company

Simon Phillips directs a delightful production of Shakespeare’s ‘Rom-Com’ as Melbourne welcomes a return to live theatre. Having throughly enjoyed the opening night at the Sumner Theatre last Thursday, I … Continue reading

November 20, 2021 · 2 Comments

THE POST-COVID WORLD

Can we predict the new ‘Normality’?  The two countries that I have been most interested in during this Covid pandemic -Sri Lanka and Australia – have both been lagging behind … Continue reading

October 2, 2021 · 1 Comment

Dr. David (Devendranathan) Chanmugam – an Eulogy

One of the best teachers I had in Medical School was Dr David (Devendranathan) Chanmugam. He was someone who simplified complicated medical subjects for us students. His lectures were succinct … Continue reading

September 11, 2021 · 4 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

To Vaccinate or Vacillate?

It is gratifying for us to note that Australia is finally beginning to get its population efficaciously vaccinated against COVID – having bungled the initial roll-out of its vaccination programme. … Continue reading

August 21, 2021

Lt Gen Denzil Kobbekaduwa

Twenty nine years since his untimely death on 8th August 1992, we remember one of the finest officers to have served in the Sri Lanka Army. I am posting on … Continue reading

August 6, 2021

Living in Covid Times

A conversation with Prof Leon Piterman: I was having a chat the other day with my friend Professor Leon Piterman. Now Leon, former head of the department of General Practice … Continue reading

July 31, 2021 · 1 Comment

St James’ Day July 25th 2021 – Special Book Offer

This year the feast of St James (the patron saint of Spain, whose shrine lies in the city of Santiago de Compostela) falls on Sunday 25th July. It is said … Continue reading

July 23, 2021
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Book: Tales From my Island

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