19 June, 2019

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Rajiva Wijesinha’s Work: Translations And The Idea Of Meditative Thinking

By Chelva Kanaganayakam

Prof. 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

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    You have put Prof. Kanaganayakam’s name under the wrong picture.

    Thank you, corrected. – CT

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    I think that it was very appropriate of Prof Kanaganayagam to cite Heidegher in praising Prof. Wijesinghe, and darkly,alluisivly, witty.They were both ardent supporters and defenders of certain types of political philosophies and regimes!

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