Sanjiva Wijesinha -writer and physician

Short stories, Travel and Health Information

The Pleasures of Reading

“I find television to be very educational. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book” – Groucho Marx (1890-1977) I remember … Continue reading

October 28, 2020 · 1 Comment

My Camino Stories – Rev. Sandy Brown

This month’s Camino Authors Collective Story Last weekend we had the privilege of listening to Caminoist Sandy Brown being interviewed by Russ Eanes for our monthly Camino Authors Collective meeing. … Continue reading

October 25, 2020 · 1 Comment

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 · 2 Comments

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

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

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
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