Sanjiva Wijesinha -writer and physician

Short stories, Travel and Health Information

A Vaccine for COVID?

Despite US President Donald Trump during the presidential debate today blithely and mendaciously claiming “We will have a vaccine in a few weeks” the truth of the matter is that … Continue reading

October 23, 2020 · 1 Comment

Our Journey on the Camino – video presentation

Illustrated Talk for the Sri Lanka Literary Society – UK On 27th September this year I was invited to deliver a presentation to the Sri Lanka Litereray Society of the … Continue reading

October 20, 2020 · Leave a comment

Deepa Mehta’s Movie ‘Funny Boy’ to premiere in December

I am delighted to be able to report that the iconic Oscar nominated Canadian film-maker Deepa Mehta’s latest film, an adaptation of Shyam Selvadurai’s novel Funny Boy, will premiere on … Continue reading

October 16, 2020 · 1 Comment

Why Wear Masks?

During the several decades that I worked as a hospital doctor, I spent many of my working hours wearing a mask. In my early years, these masks were made of … Continue reading

October 6, 2020 · 1 Comment

Camino Stories: Talking to Camino Authors

Once a month on the last weekend of each month – around nine a.m. on Saturday morning in eastern Australia and around 7 p.m. on Friday evening in eastern North … Continue reading

October 3, 2020 · Leave a comment

Tarzie’s Amnesia

                         ‘The Democratic Republic of Amnesia’    – Yasmine Gooneratne: The Pleasures of Conquest (1995)         It was my father’s friend Tarzie Vittachi – his oldest friend from their primary schooldays … Continue reading

September 26, 2020 · 3 Comments

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

Appendicitis Strikes Twice

I have learned over the years to curb my impulsive tongue and refrain from rushing into give someone the tongue lashing I think they deserve, however much I feel that … Continue reading

September 19, 2020 · 2 Comments

Covid 19 – Blip or Turning Point?

Looking back on the fact that we have now spent the better part of this year living with this Covid-19 virus, I have been thinking about how this tiny micro-organism … Continue reading

September 14, 2020 · Leave a 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
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