By Chelva Kanaganayakam –
Those of you who are familiar with Professor Wijesinha’s work would agree that this is probably his most significant editorial work to date. Over the last twenty-five years, Rajiva Wijesinha has been a prolific writer. I have known Rajiva Wijesinha and his work for over thirty years, starting from the mid-seventies when he arrived in Sri Lanka, newly from Oxford, as an expert in 19th century British literature. I invited him to serve as a visiting lecturer at the University of Jaffna, which he agreed to quite readily, in addition to his work as a permanent lecturer at the University of Peradeniya.
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*Prof. Chelva Kanaganayakam teaches at the English Department of the University of Toronto