Sanjiva Wijesinha -writer and physician

Short stories, Travel and Health Information

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

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

To Mask or Not to Mask?

The first time I visited Japan, I was surprised to see so many people wearing facemasks, of a type similar to what I used to wear when I was working … Continue reading

July 6, 2020 · 2 Comments

First World Problems

I am re-posting this article that was published today in the Sunday Times of Sri Lanka. Written by one of my favourite columnists, Citizen Silva, it certainly provides food for … Continue reading

May 31, 2020

Surviving the COVID-19 Pandemic

For the past few thousand years, we in South Asia have been greeting each other by touching our own hands together in a respectful Ayubowan or Namasthe greeting rather than … Continue reading

May 7, 2020 · 1 Comment
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