Sanjiva Wijesinha -writer and physician

Short stories, Travel and Health Information

Lt Gen Denzil Kobbekaduwa

Twenty nine years since his untimely death on 8th August 1992, we remember one of the finest officers to have served in the Sri Lanka Army. I am posting on … Continue reading

August 6, 2021

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