Congratulations on the Announcing of the Carbon reduction Package!
Posted on July 10th, 2011

VajiragnanaWarnakulasuriya, Melbourne

To the attention of the the Pirme Minister Ms.Julia Gillard, Cabinet & Parliamentarian MP’s.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ My sincere Congratulations on the Announcing of the Carbon reduction Package!

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ I am an Australian of Sri Lankan origin. I have a weakness of writing almost to all Parliamentarians on Sri Lankan issues when they talk, having listened to one side of a distorted story and passing judgments, although that countryƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s administration has some weakness, their justice system listens to both side of the story before passing a judgment. This is just a passing comment!

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ Today my say to you is about the energy efficiency systems that is about to roll out to combat the carbon pollution in the atmosphere. This is not the first time I have contacted you on schemes that the Government initiated for the benefit of the masses to reduce carbon emission and the economy and importantly to save some money. One such advice was when you started the school computer distribution. I have feeling it fell on deaf ears! Still I can be happy for the fact, I made an attempt.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ To listen to your package for carbon emission reduction with minimum discomfort to the masses was admirable. When implementing this ennoble scheme, you have to depend on the honesty of those are in direct contact with that particular industry.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  Namely solar, thermal, geo-thermal, wind etc.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ Say two year back, you encouraged people to install Solar hot water system. On the surface this looks like a genuine solution to combat wasting electricity and gas excessive wastage. But in reality this is not a successful venture, it too was like pink bat insulator story though no life is lost, it only hit the hip pocket! Why am I saying this?

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ Well I took the government incentive package to convert my electrical hot water system to Solar expecting a huge saving amidst my wifeƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s protest. From the day it was installed we didnƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢t have a decent hot water to shower, for more than A WEEK, WE HAD TO WARM WATER IN A KETTLE AND HAD A CAT WASH! Several times I complained to the company installed the system, each time I complained they arrived and did something and went away, but the result was the same. After several attempts they told me I have to redo the water pipes, a thing they should have told me long before the contract was signed after the feasibility studies that did not happen. Anyway, to have a comfortable shower, I had to upgrade the pipe system. After that the problem was settled, however it was not to the expected satisfaction.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ When I converted to Solar hot water, I expected a drastic drop in the electricity bill that turned to be only a DREAM! Solar here means, direct heating of water from the sun, now if you have two solar panels carrying cold water in a pipe system around the panels, it is only the water that was in those pipes that gets heated up by the direct exposure to the suns radiation that does the solar heating, the moment you open up the hot water to shower and immediately after the sitting water in the pipes that is heated up is over in few seconds, instant cold water takes over to come from the shower until the GAS start to heat the water for the shower, heating by Solar is not effective at this moment.. Now you can imagine how Solar power has been helpful in the process. At this point the Solar heating is minimal as it cannot instantly heat the water traveling in the pipes of the panel, so gas takes over the heating job. Now I am in Victoria, I need not tell you about the solar content in that part of the country. I wonder how efficient these solar panels in Sydney or Gold coast as for me itƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s a total failure. Naturally if your electricity bill is not affected by the conversion the exercise is an utter failure. ItƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s no wonder peopleƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s disgust and frustration can be seen at the election time! The sitting Government has to pay for the deception of the consumers by the unscrupulous trade companies.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ Solar Electricity

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ItƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s appropriate to analyze how Solar Electricity helps to cut down oneƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s electricity bills!

  • The starting point is having honorable solar electric supplier, distributors & trained trades personnel.
  • When a request is made by a prospective consumer a feasibility study must be done.
  • I believe itƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s an assessment of daily power consumption of the consumer that is to be considered for calculation.
  • At first assessor has to get the figure that breaks even with the electrical supply from the grid to the consumer needs for the day. In other words consumer does not use the power from the grid for the day!
  • Now the next step for the assessorƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s should be to calculate a figure that contributes back to the grid, so that the consumer reduces the bill straight away.
  • At this stage the assessor must built in a factor as a buffer against for any unexpected usage that might takes place in the premises, in short the consumers contribution back to the grid must be made at all times.
  • The advantage by doing so is, the power in the grid can be used for other purposes and if the usage of the grid is low straight way that contributes to the Greenhouse savings!
  • In this case the consumer & the producer of electricity have helped to reduce the greenhouse emissions!
  • For this to happen to the consumers satisfaction, their should be proper guidelines & checks set out by competent authorities well in advance to the commencement of rolling out of large scale installations.
  • Taking the Pink Bat installation as an eye opener, the wayside operatorsƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢ & shonky contractors should be weeded out using spot check officers who knows the technology!
  • A very serious monitoring at the initial stage is a must to deter tradesman cutting corners!

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ThatƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s how the industry must install solar Electricity systems for the satisfaction of the community.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ I believe you would take these advices seriously to avoid the future wrath of the masses!

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ Well I have said my two cents worth, itƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s up to YOU to take it OR leave it!

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ Yours Sincerely,

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ VajiragnanaWarnakulasuriya,


9 Responses to “Congratulations on the Announcing of the Carbon reduction Package!”

  1. Rohan8 Says:

    What is the deal with Vajiragnana Warnakulasuriya, Melbourne the author of these articles every time she writes an article on its in praise of Aussie prime minister or Cabinet & Parliamentarian MP’s. When I was in Australia I noticed this a lot amongst Sri Lankans living there. They want to be more Aussie than the Aussies! Yet most sound more Sri Lankan than the Sri Lankans! LOL. What is it about Australia that makes Sri Lankans living there lick Aussie boots at high speed? Like Vajiragnana Warnakulasuriya of Melbourne. She is not unique loads of Lankans living there are like that. Then it hit me. Australia is such a wonderful country to live in. Good climate, high standard of living. Well paved roads. Planned Cities. High standards of cleanliness. Well in that case I can’t really blame them. Australia is giving them a wonderful life. Heck if I was a Sri Lankan living in Australia even I might lick Aussie boots at high speed and praise the Australian Govt in everything just so that as a Sri Lankan I can continue to live in that most wonderful lands called Australia. Just don’t mention to the Lankans living there that your Aussie mansion and high standard of living was built on land stolen from the aboriginal people.

  2. Dham Says:

    Vajira is true patriot and keen defender of SL , if you have followed this site.
    He has written amny important letters to Aus politicians.
    I have to ask what is worng with you.
    Let him write what he wants and you write what you want.

  3. Rohan8 Says:

    Nothing is wrong with me mate what is wrong with you?

    Tell how can a true patriot support a government that aided and abetted the LTTE? I know she is not deliberately doing it. She is doing it because of ignorance or does not have the intelligence to see it. Read my article carefully mate. To me true patriots were the soldiers of the SL armed forces who came from poor families who risked their friggin lives in snake infested jungles so that idiots like you can come on this site and instead of intelligently trying to figure out what I said. Criticese me when I have a big problem people writing articles praising these govts. I was making comment about Australia. Not Sri Lanka. You are an idiot! Come back when you have developed mind to a higher level intelligence.
    Yeah you say true patriot but you seem not know the true meaning of the word.
    Yeah she is such a true patriot. That the writer of this article sees fit to live in Australia.
    I haven’t got a problem with living in a another country you can still be patriotic. But this website is supposed to be focussing on Sri Lanka.
    Why focus on a govt that is zionist, supported the LTTE during the 30 year conflict. Gave refuge to LTTE sympathisers funding etc by their thousands only bettered by Britain and Canada. Please don’t insult me I wasn’t criticising her personally I was criticising the fact that she writes in praise of the Australian government on!!!!!!!

    Like you said I she writes what she wants and I write a perfectly reasonable article in response.
    But you were so upset by it you bothered to reply.
    One question do you live in Sri Lanka or Australia.
    Because if you live in Australia I can fully understand your response.

  4. Nanda Says:

    I am a SriLankan living in Australia. I know Vajiranana he is full man. You assume him as a woman and also assume he is supporting Aus government. Just click the mouse on his name below “Upasiri De Silva” and you will see his past writings.

    Some one asked you what is the matter with you – that is all – you started calling him (or her) IDIOT and gave a lengthy reply with hate, jealousy despite very very high intelligence of yours.

    We are not very inteliligent people but we work here at the highest possible level and we do not “lick boots” of any one. We earn money ( even though it could be aborigine’s money) in the end with hard work and with honesty and send some money back home regularly. We also promote your country with love at heart – wanting it to become the best in Asia.

    Please have some tolerence for us, we do like to discuss Sri lankan issues in your web site.

  5. love_lanka Says:

    Nanda, well said!

  6. Rohan8 Says:

    Nanda, I am actually of mixed background. That is my father is Sri Lankan and mother of another nationality and live in a another country. Hell I am so different to Sri Lankans in appearance that I am called a Suddha by the Sri Lankans. I certainly don’t look Sri Lankan. Because of my deep connection to Sri Lanka on my fathers side and because I lived there for a couple of years I have great affection for Sri Lanka. I saw first hand the great Evil that afflicted Sri Lanka called the LTTE. I don’t live in Sri Lanka except for a few years when I was a kid and I saw first hand the LTTE activities. As well as their strong connections to the UK and Australian Govts at that time. Which has been ongoing to this day even after they have been crushed. In fact it was just after the 1983 upheaval the UK and Australian embassies were filled with Tamils from the LTTE organization ready to flee Sri Lanka and set up bases in UK and Australia. I can tell you that the UK Govt and Australia Govt were more than supportive of these efforts!

    Your right Nanda I am assuming about the writer purely from this article and other articles that were written by him. I don’t know him personally. So your right on that point. In return I hope you Nanda don’t assume that just because I comment here I live in Sri Lanka. I am not even a Sri Lankan citizen never have been. Like I said my father’s side is Sri lankan.
    Your reply “hate, jealousy despite very very high intelligence of yours” was uncalled for I was replying to the hate to my comment coming from Dham.
    I don’t have hate and jealousy. But personally Nanda I don’t give a damn what you think about me. However I will admit I have VERY VERY VERY HIGH INTELLIGENCE which a lot of people don’t have Sadly including you Nanda who totally misread my comment and you Love_lanka stupidly backing what he said.

    Nanda you said finally : “We are not very inteliligent people but we work here at the highest possible level and we do not “lick boots” of any one. We earn money ( even though it could be aborigine’s money) in the end with hard work and with honesty and send some money back home regularly.”

    You said you work at the highest possible level which level is that exactly. As for licking boots that varies from person to person doesn’t it! Although to get to the highest level you would have had to lick some aussie boots somewhere!!!!!!!!! Oh yes forget conveniently that Australia had a white aryan australia policy not too long ago!
    What are you talking about aborige’s money. Stop talking rubbish. Australian Money system is western european creation. Ever heard of the Federal Reserve, Bank of England or the Australian reserve bank none of these are inventions of the aborigines. What belongs to the aborigines however is the land you live on and work on which the British Imperialists stole so that they could create a western european satellite nation as well as to mine the rich deposits in that part of the world. How do you think Australia became wealthy? Arabs had oil. Aussies had mining.
    Not blaming you you went to the country after Australia was created to seek a better life like millions of other immigrants. However the land their doesn’t belong to you I hope you realise that don’t you. Any land in Sri Lanka however does because you are or were Sri Lankan.
    The hard work you do over their is to serve the system in that country. Only benefit Sri Lanka gets is the money you send back. Sorry to break these info to you.
    Finally to Clarify. I am not from Sri Lanka. Wasn’t born there and I am not a Sri Lankan. So the last part of your comment:
    “We also promote your country with love at heart – wanting it to become the best in Asia.”
    Has absolutely no relevance to me whatsoever.
    But it might have some relevance to you Nanda as you were once a Sri Lankan citizen and are now a proud aussie.

  7. Nanda Says:

    I don’t believe a single word of what you have written. Except the following.

    “However I will admit I have VERY VERY VERY HIGH INTELLIGENCE ”

    Only this seems to be true, your long response to my 2 cents worth arguments.
    Please make the maximum use of your superior intelligence.
    Bye for now.

  8. Nanda Says:

    Is your father a tamil ?
    Sorry for asking this question but your insistance of “licking boots” raises that suspision, because such act is foreign to Sinhalese. True there are some pandamas in Sri lanka but in foreign land only Tamils do this act. Even Sri Lankan tamils who mix with Sinhala rarely familiar with this western concept.

    FYI , highest possible level is the level suited to our qualifications , intelligence , experience and ability to perform. Any foreign student in a foreign Uni will do some part time job like washing plates, taxi driving etc etc. These are honourable jobs, not licking boots.

    With your unbelieveably high intelligence you must be super rich by now. So why are you jealous of Vajiragana and his manson ?

  9. Rohan8 Says:

    I am not jealous of the writer for anything just for this article that’s all. Plus I am tired of argument. It seems the internet is only a place for people to argue with one another rather than think deeply about our world who runs and how it is run. That’s all. If the writer is having a great life with a mansion in Australia. Hey thats great good luck to him. I am just putting a point of view regarding the Australian govt. Is that so wrong?
    I am not jealous of you either. I hope you have a wonderful life too and enjoy your life in Australia. Despite my criticisms it is a great country. The aussies along with the immigrants there on the whole are very good people. I like them a lot. So no, no jealousy from me. I have many relatives who live there and doing very well. So I am very happy for you and the writer. Just don’t agree with the article here. Next time he might write a article where I am 100 percent in agreement. Like when he writes a more relevant article for focusing and criticizing pro ltte groups and propaganda in Australia.

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