Sanjiva Wijesinha -writer and physician

Short stories, Travel and Health Information

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

Staying Sane in the Covid Era

A few days ago I was privileged to attend a panel discussion entitled ‘Safeguarding Your Mental Health in the Age of Covid 19’. The discussion – taking place via Zoom, … Continue reading

September 8, 2020 · 1 Comment

My Teacher – Father Baldwin

“You should bear in mind that parish priests, in addition to flesh and blood and brains, are also made of yet another thing.” “You mean to say” Don Camillo shook … Continue reading

September 6, 2020 · 2 Comments

The Seven Signs of Depression

In these times of Corona when many of us in varios parts of the world are compelled to live in isolation or socially distanced from others, it is easy to … Continue reading

September 6, 2020 · Leave a comment

Sam Wijesinha

27th June 1921 – 31st August 2014 My father died six years ago – on 31st August 2014. This article – published in the British paper The Guardian soon after … Continue reading

August 31, 2020 · Leave a comment

Camino Stories: Keeping the Story Alive

With the Coronavirus still calling the shots these days, an efficacious vaccine a fair way off and international travel not what it used to be, many of us Camino aficianados … Continue reading

August 30, 2020 · Leave a comment

The Sex Expert

  “It is true that you may fool all the people some of the time…”                            – Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) I am told that the most popular obstetricians in … Continue reading

August 29, 2020 · 1 Comment

The Wicked Witch of the East

I distinctly remember as a seven year old asking my mother whether the old lady was actually A Witch. After all these many years I can still recall her sharp … Continue reading

August 23, 2020 · 1 Comment

Camino Stories: One Good Turn

This is the happy sequel to my Camino story about the Pole in the Rain that I published a couple of weeks ago. Leaving the albergue in Portomarin early that … Continue reading

August 21, 2020 · 1 Comment

Butcher and the Jerseys

  Memories are made of these.” – -Title of a popular song by Jim Reeves         Rummaging through a cupboard at home the other day I found my old rugby … Continue reading

August 16, 2020 · 1 Comment

Book: Tales From my Island