Sanjiva Wijesinha -writer and physician

Short stories, Travel and Health Information

The Dream

Sergeant Vitharana, who was usually the epitome of calm, was seated outside my office when I arrived that morning, a look of consternation on his swarthy features. He sprang to … Continue reading

August 2, 2020 · 2 Comments

The Importance of Being Like Ernest

A “short short” story by Sanjiva Wijesinha Many years ago, as a young medical officer in the Army, I had the singular experience of working with a sergeant by the … Continue reading

July 26, 2020 · 2 Comments

The Illusion of Permanence

“And one man in his time plays many parts“: Shakespeare: As You Like It (Act II scene vii). I first met Sergeant Nimal at the time I started working at … Continue reading

June 28, 2020 · 2 Comments

Lucky Silva

A short story by Sanjiva Wijesinha Preamble: Unlike my last few stories, which are works of fiction, the events in this particular story are essentially true. I have changed some … Continue reading

May 23, 2020 · 4 Comments

Book: Tales From my Island