Sanjiva Wijesinha -writer and physician

Short stories, Travel and Health Information

Beating Your Wife

I was at the birthday party of a friend the other day (one of the first since COVID restrictions were lifted) and, as traditionally happens at these events, the men … Continue reading

March 25, 2021

Strangers on the Camino – A Review

I am sharing this lovely review of my book Strangers on the Camino written by Canadian author Sunil Tantirige. It was published recently on his Facebook page . I have … Continue reading

March 7, 2021

My Camino Talk to the Sri Lankan Literary Society-UK

No: 50.: Sunday 27th Sept 2020- Time: 12:00 noon Prof Sanjiva Wijesinha “My Journey on the Camino and the book it created” I was introduced by Shihan de Silva who … Continue reading

March 4, 2021

Dr. Nimalsiri Mendis – an appreciation

Nimalsiri had been ill for over a decade. His illness was one that had stealthily crept up on him during the years that he was compassionately and conscientiously working as … Continue reading

March 2, 2021 · 5 Comments

‘Return’ – a poem

Some five decades ago, as co-editor of the S. Thomas’ College magazine, I wrote this poem. It was published in the magazine then under the pen-name Junius (meaning “Youthful One”) … Continue reading

February 23, 2021

The House of a Thousand Memories

A Book Review I have just finished reading a delightful book, Sunil Tantirige’s charming collection of stories about his childhood in Sri Lanka in the sixties and seventies. Entitled The … Continue reading

February 20, 2021

If they didn’t convict him, isn’t Trump Innocent?

British statesman Edmund Burke served as a member of parliament in the British House of Commons from 1776 to 1794. Regarded as the philosophical founder of modern conservatism, Burke’s famous … Continue reading

February 14, 2021 · 1 Comment

COVID – The View From the East

Having lived and worked as a surgeon in Hong Kong for many years, I still have friends and colleagues there with whom I keep in regular contact – and I … Continue reading

February 8, 2021 · 1 Comment

Wives are Very Useful People

One of my patients has recently become Diabetic. Having recently diagnosed him with diabetes, I as his family doctor decided against immediately prescribing medication for him – because I knew … Continue reading

January 31, 2021

Sharing a good article….

As I did a couple of weeks ago, using my webpage to post articles by other writers, I decided to share this very relevant Opinion Piece published today in the … Continue reading

January 24, 2021 · 2 Comments
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Book: Tales From my Island

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