Sanjiva Wijesinha -writer and physician

Short stories, Travel and Health Information


July 9, 2022 · 2 Comments

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

A Life for a Life – a short story

The tall good-looking army officer rose from his chair, came around in front of his desk and extended his hand to Deborah Roth. “It’s a pleasure to meet you, Miss … Continue reading

April 10, 2020 · 23 Comments

Remembering Lakshman Kadirgamar

  I had the opportunity recently of browsing through a book entitled Democracy, Sovereignty and Terror: Lakshman Kadirgamar on the Foundations of International Order. Edited by Sir Adam Roberts — … Continue reading

April 5, 2013 · 1 Comment

A New Role for the Sri Lankan Diaspora

Last year my medical school class had a reunion. Many years (although it seems like just the other day!) have passed since all of us graduated from the Colombo Medical … Continue reading

March 31, 2013

Too Many Chiefs…

The first time I heard the saying “Too many chiefs and not enough Indians” I wasn’t quite sure exactly it meant. It was only when a friend of mine explained … Continue reading

March 29, 2013

Free Trips for Politicians

“All forms of government”, my old friend W.J.Fernando used to say, “are forms of exploitation of the people by their rulers.” “The only significant difference between a democracy and other … Continue reading

January 22, 2013

Book: Tales From my Island