Sri Lankans Asked To Work from home to save energy

  • 1 Feb 2008 06:49:04 GMT

    Better said, stay home with lights off and TV off to save energy. In a country like Slanka where the bloated public sector is producing little or nothing, it is better for them to stay home and get paid. This will take the pressure off public transport, etc. Even if they go to offices what do they do??? nothing.

    Taxpayers in Slanka don`t get a service. Public servants (rulers they think) government owes them a living just because they pass O/L and A/L. And some with degrees with which they cannot even fill a passport form.

  • 1 Feb 2008 07:46:09 GMT

    [Sri Lankans Asked To Work from home to save energy ]

    No need to ask. Under this MEGA GOSL after couple of years (or after couple of months) all people will have to walk according to the way the COL is being increased.

  • 1 Feb 2008 07:52:44 GMT

    In a country where `paan` is on the luxury list and rice is on a restricted list, electrity is a super luxury, health service is crippled from head to toe, what else can we do. Is there a government in Slanka today? Can someone help me to know?

  • 1 Feb 2008 15:53:47 GMT

    Dear Raigam Kolla !

    Your views are understood, but remember we are having three decade war for nothing, We pay for it for nothing but to save our own land, and gain is zero since it`s defensive struggle. The LTTE if won, gains a lot, but Sri Lanka gets nothing, So you pl wait until we come to that stage, then your answer is there. the corruption and mal-practice is obvious and to be limited from top to bottom, but unfortunately, you and me were born in this country with so called corrupted people. Apart from these hardships, we are in a real paradise.

    Harsha`s power saving plan is good because something is better than nothing. Before addressing to power crisis, Sri Lanka should look for fuel crisis. Millions of Dollars are going away for fuel imports. Obvious solutions is improving mass transport restricting private transport. THIS IS SIMPLY ACHIEVABLE ONLY BY IMPROVING RAILWAY TRANSPORT SYSTEM.

    Out of 1,500 kms railway network in Sri Lanka, how many kilo meters were extended by Sinhalese government after English people left ?

  • 1 Feb 2008 19:27:26 GMT

    This needs initial lot of capital.

    If implemented, excellent idea.

  • 1 Feb 2008 22:46:18 GMT

    Most Sri Lankans work at home anyway, otherwise, how can the country live on aid and loan?

  • 2 Feb 2008 00:32:57 GMT

    Invest on alternative energy, like Solar and wind power, give stipulation for people and companies who use alternative energy. Reduce import taxes for hybrid cars, improve public transport for people to travel to work and home efficiently, electrify the rail way, reduce public sector bureaucracy, computerize every department of the government offices to reduce the redundant staff, stop recruiting for government sector as much as possible , cut the jumbo cabinet, reduce the provincial system to five provinces, but get rid of LTTE first which is the biggest wastage of both monetary and human lives.

  • 2 Feb 2008 02:16:51 GMT

    [Sri Lankans Asked To Work from home]

    At the rate bombs are going off anywhere and everywhere rendering it unsafe to be out of one`s house, this move definitely would be good for one`s health and life!

    A bomb has gone off at Dambulla inside a bus killing 13 on the spot and injuring many more.

    What a wonderful 60th Independance to `Celebrate` in style.

  • 2 Feb 2008 18:49:46 GMT

    [Invest on alternative energy, like Solar and wind power, give stipulation for people and companies who use alternative energy. ]

    There is a guy on this forum - if i remember correctly he goes by the name Gajan99 or something like that. He claims to be a very high level executive at the CEB. When i suggested this very same thing you suggested - he basically said i didnt know what the hell i was talking about and gave a million and one excuses as why this couldnt be done but NOT ONE constructive suggestion.

    THe problem with SL is every insitution is filled with Political boot lickers who dont knwo what the hell they are doing. The Only qualification needed to lead govt institutions is - lick the politicans boots. So these type of suggestions will only be dreams. And just in case your wondering - this guy Gajan is a hard core MR boot licker.

    cheers...

  • 2 Feb 2008 21:39:05 GMT

    Harsha Wickramasinghe must propose a realistic idea to implement. Most of Sri Lankan, specially public sector, are even not doing thier job properly while they are in duty. Just imagine waht they will do if we ask such people to work staying at home...