Sanjiva Wijesinha -writer and physician

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Nimalsiri’s Archives

  “You can go through life and make new friends every year –every month practically –but there is never any substitute for those friendships of childhood.” -Mma Ramotswe (in Alexander McCall … Continue reading

August 8, 2020 · 1 Comment

A Friend in Need

 Looking back on my primary school days, I often remember my old friend Anton Achilles. Now Anton and I were not particularly close friends – we did not share the … Continue reading

July 18, 2020

The Dangers of Diabetes

Data from the International Diabetes Federation reveals that in 2017 no less than 425 million people in the world had Diabetes. This number is expected to increase to over SIX … Continue reading

June 26, 2020

Gordie and the Pope

 A Short Story by Sanjiva Wijesinha  “Never let the truth stand in the way of a good story” Tarzie Vittachi (1921-1993). The story went that when Pope Francis I arrived … Continue reading

June 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

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

The Group of 56

Members of the Group of 56 with Chemistry teacher Mr. Errol Fernando. I had the inordinate privilege last weekend of attending the 60th reunion of my classmates. On 17th January … Continue reading

March 12, 2016

Strangers in Nara, Japan

The ancient city of Nara, in the southwest of Japan’s largest island Honshu, is a must see for any visitor to Japan. Nara became Japan’s first permanent capital during the … Continue reading

December 5, 2015

Sam Wijesinha: 21 June 1921 – 31 August 2014

My father passed away on 31st August 2014. Over the past week we have been staying at home, reflecting on his life and meeting the many folk who have come … Continue reading

September 10, 2014 · 5 Comments

Britain, Sri Lanka and Hypocrisy over Human Rights

It strikes me as the height of hypocrisy to hear British Prime Minister David Cameron calling for a ” proper investigation into alleged Sri Lankan war crimes in the final … Continue reading

November 16, 2013 · 1 Comment

Book: Tales From my Island