Sanjiva Wijesinha -writer and physician

Short stories, Travel and Health Information

The Pilot and The Doctor

In the context of the recent resolution against Sri Lanka by the United Nations Human Rights Council (a body where Human Rights matters are taken up and voted on by … Continue reading

March 29, 2021 · 1 Comment

The Illusion of Development

I thought of sharing this excellent Opinion Piece published a week ago in the popular Sri Lanka Sunday Newspaper, The Sunday Times as well as the morning daily The Sunday … Continue reading

December 28, 2020

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
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