117.EE annual cricket event
The annual “Cricket Evening” of the department was held recently at the University playground with the participation of students and the academic staff. Students from all three levels have participated the event making it a cheerful one. Few matches were played between several teams. Senior lecturers, lecturers and instructors played a match with students. Good bowling and lusty strokes by some lecturers entertained the crowd a lot making it an attractive match of the evening. Participation of academic staff members in the student’s activities witnesses a strong and friendly relationship between the students and the academic staff of the department. The event concluded with a DJ session which marked the joyful evening for the students. The event was organized by the level three students.
116.Prof. Athula Kulatunga visits the Department
Associate Professor Athula Kulatunga, one of our former graduates who is now attached to the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology, Perdue university, USA visited the EE Department on 23rd December 2009. During his short visit to the Department, He made a presentation on his current research activities (Power Electronics Developments and Applications) to the academic staff and the L4 students. Prof. Kulatunga talked to the L4 students and the temporary lecturers to find potential postgraduate students to do postgraduate studies with his research group in Purdue University. The discussion helped students find postgraduate opportunities available in Purdue University.
115.Prof. Sisil Kumarawadu to serve in the International Program Committee of the ICNSC'10
Prof. Sisil Kumarawadu of the Department of Electrical Engineering
has been invited to serve in the International Program Committee of the 2010
IEEE International Conference on Networking, Sensing, and Control (ICNSC'10
www.ezconf.net/icnsc10/) that will be held in Chicago, April 11-13.
ICNSC is one of the flagship international annual conferences organized by the Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society (IEEE SMCS) of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc., USA. Prof Kumarawadu has been serving ICNSC in this capacity since 2005.
114.Prof. Prinath Dias visits the Department
Prof. Prinath Dias, Senior Programme Management Officer at International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Austria visited the Department on 18th December 2009. Prof. Dias is an expert in the field of Nuclear Engineering. Prof. Dias was an associate professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering before he left for Austria to take up the present job.
113.Prof. Priyantha Wijethunga visits the Department
Prof. Priyantha Wijethunga (now on sabbatical leave in Manila) visited the Department on 18th December 2009. Prof. Wijethunga currently serves as a project implementation officer in the Asian Development Bank (ADB). On his visit to the Department, He did a presentation to L4 students and the academic staff on Assistance by Multilateral Donors - Case Studies in the Energy Sector. His knowledge, experiences gained as a project officer at ADB were shared with the audience during the presentation.
112.Guest Lecture on Sri Lanka Electricity Act 2009
A Guest Lecture on Sri Lanka Electricity Act 2009 was presented to the EE students and the EE academic staff at the Electrical Engineering Seminar room on Thursday 10th December 2009 by Prof. H. Y. Ranjt Perera, who currently serves as the Director General, Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL). In his presentation, he went on describing the past and present Electricity Acts and how electricity consumers are benefited through the new Electricity Act.
Sri Lanka Electricity Act, No. 20 of 2009 (Act) was enacted on 8th April 2009. This Act repealed the Electricity Act No. 19 of 1950 and Electricity Reform Act, No. 28 of 2002, and brought minimal amendments to the Ceylon Electricity Board Act, No. 17 of 1969 to accommodate regulatory reforms to the Electricity Industry in Sri Lanka. Previously, the regulatory and policy making powers were with the Ministry of Power and Energy. This Act clearly separates the functions; operation, regulation and policy making in the Electricity Industry in Sri Lanka and hence, the PUCSL is entrusted with the task of technical, safety and economical regulation of the industry. This Act makes it mandatory for PUCSL to protect consumer interests such as publishing consumer rights and obligation and conducting public hearings when making critical decisions like approving electricity tariffs.
This guest lecture was organized by the Younger Member’s
Section of Moratuwa Chapter, IET Sri Lanka Network.
111.Closing Ceremony of the 1st Mentoring Programme 2008/09
The closing ceremony of the first mentoring programme 2008/09 in the Department of Electrical Engineering was held at the Electrical Engineering Seminar room on 10th December 2009. This mentoring programme was commenced on 11th September 2008 for the first time in the Department of Electrical Engineering. 70 students of the Level 3 EE batch had been successfully mentored by the distinguished mentors identified in the different sectors of the industry. And they were awarded the certificates of completion of the Mentoring Programme. Head of the Department, Dr. J. P. Karunadasa welcomed all the mentors and other distinguished guests. This was followed by a stimulating speech by Dean, Faculty of Engineering, Prof. A.K.W. Jayawardena highlighting the importance of mentoring.
Prof. Lanka Udawatta, coordinator of the mentoring programme of the department compered the event and presented the student’s feedbacks of the programme. All the students were in a view that the mentoring programme helped them a lot to expose to the outer environment since they are used to stay with University environment most of the time. Facing a different culture, gaining skills, attitudes and knowledge, improving human relationships and communication skills are a few of advantages they have obtained from the mentoring programme. According to the student’s comments on the programme, it was understood that the programme was a great success and it has changed the way that they think of and has opened a path for them to rethink where they stand on and where to redirect it.
A discussion forum was held where many of the mentors contributed their valued ideas on changes and improvements needed to be done in order to achieve the expected outcomes of the programme. Prof. Udawatta mentioned that the 2009/2010 mentoring program will be introduced to the next batch of 70 students by accommodating the comments and suggestions received at the discussion. The vote of thanks was delivered by Prof. Udawatta. He thanked all those who helped to make the event a success. This was followed by refreshment.
110.The Electrical Engineering students hold Electrical Night 2009
The annual event Electrical Night 2009 was held on 27th November at Ran Mal Holiday Resort, Panadura to welcome new Level 2 students to the Department. This event is organized by Level 3 students in every year. The theme of the event was E-Definition. Some exhibits were displayed in the hall to give a meaning to the theme, E-Definition. It was a very attractive part of the event as the students had used Electrical Engineering concepts in making the exhibits. The event was attended by the department staff and the EE students. The students showed their singing, drama abilities to the audience and made it a colorful night.
109.University of Moratuwa wins IEEEXtreme 3.0 Programming Competition
Electrical Engineering Department is very happy to announce that the team “Mora Seekers” from the University of Moratuwa won the first place in the recently concluded IEEEXtreme 3.0 programming competition which was held on 24th October. Mora Seekers team comprises of Lalintha Gayan Polpitiya from Electrical Engineering Department who is the president of IEEE Student Branch (SB) of University of Moratuwa, Chethiya Abesinghe and Varuna Parinda Jayasiri from Electronic and Telecommunication Department. Out of 11 teams that represented IEEE SB UoM, 3 teams managed to be among the top 50. 700 teams from 40 countries and from all the ten IEEE Regions participated in this event. Top 25 teams can be found in the following link http://www.ieee.org/web/membership/students/xtreme/2009results.html
Valuable guidance and assistance given to student teams by the Branch counselor Prof. Sisil Kumarawadu of the Department of Electrical Engineering in achieving this great victory is highly appreciated. Congratulations to Lalintha, Chethiya and Waruna who brought the glorious victory to UoM and also to Sri Lanka. A picture of the winning team is shown below.
The University of Moratuwa witnessed a spectacular presentation of traditional Sri Lankan folk music on the 20th of October, 2009 through the stage play "Gama Avulannan", organized by the Level 3 students of the Department of Electrical Engineering.
"Gama Avulannan" is a musical stage play performed by the Ranwala Brigade featuring Sahan Ranwala. It is an original creation by the late musical legend Lionel Ranwala, and boasts of over 500 performances both in Sri Lanka and in many foreign countries. Since the great master's demise, his son Sahan Ranwala continues to keep the show alive and wow audiences of all ages, ethnicities and nationalities every time it goes on stage. Sahan Ranwala made it a point to emphasize how important it is for us to be proud of our heritage, to set aside the foreign cultures that we're involuntarily exposed to, through commercialization and to appreciate what we have in our own Sri Lankan culture.
107.New project room
The Electrical Engineering Department recently acquired a new project room equipped with multimedia equipments which was previously occupied by the IT faculty. The new project is located in the ground floor of the Sumanadasa building and it is to be utilized for the Undergraduate projects.
106.New Appointment to the Department
Mrs. Buddhi Darshani Wanniarachchi was appointed a Lecturer (Probationary) with effect from 15th October, 2009 in the Department of Electrical Engineering by the Council of University of Moratuwa. Mrs. Wanniarachchi graduated from the Department of Electrical and Information Engineering, Unversity of Ruhuna in 2005. Prior to joining the Department, She has worked in the Electrical and Telecommunication industry.
The Department like to welcome Mrs. Wanniarachchi and wish
her a long, happy and rewarding academic career.
105.Equipments donated to the Department
FDK Lanka (Pvt.) Ltd. donated very valuable Electrical equipments to the Department. These equipments include Electric motors of different types, measuring equipments. The Department like to thank FDK Lanka (Pvt.) Ltd very much for donating above equipments which could be very useful for Undergraduate and Postgraduate projects. Special thank should go to Dr. Harsha Abeykoon for his great effort in acquiring the equipments to the Department.
104.Inauguration of the MSc/PG Diploma Programs for 2009/2010
The Department of Electrical Engineering marked the admittance of a fresh batch of students for its postgraduate taught programs with an inauguration ceremony held at the Seminar Room of the Department on the 16th October 2009. This was the 11th successive intake of students for the MSc/PG Diploma course in Electrical Engineering, and 6th successive intake for the MSc/PG Diploma courses in Industrial Automation and Electrical Installations. Altogether around 60 students enrolled for the three programs.
Among the distinguished guests gracing the occasion were
the Dean/Faculty of Engineering, Prof. A. Jayawardana, Heads of Departments
of Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. Very interesting and
stimulating speeches from three guest speakers, Dr. Kolitha Wijesekara - (Senior
Lecturer, Faculty of Science and Technology, Uva-Wellassa University), Eng.
Lalith Kahatapitiya - (Chairman/Managing Director, KIK Engineering (Pvt.)
Ltd.) and Eng. Nihal Perera – (Managing Director, Illukkumbura Industrial
Automation (Pvt.) Ltd.) provided the highlight of the event.
103.We Are With you
The 11th chapter of "We Are With You" was held on 10th October 2009 at the University premises with the participation of undergraduates, graduates and staff members of the Department. "We are With You" is a unique welfare project organized by EESoc, for school children of hearing impaired school, Rathmalana.
Children from the hearing impaired school were invited to University premises and entire day was spent with them sharing their feelings, adding ecstasy to their lives, caring them to show that they are not alone, they are not that different from us though they have the disability of being deaf.
This event could boost up their spirits and make them feel that they are not neglected, but always in our hearts. This year's event included an exhibition of paintings by the differently-able students, Talent show by the students and undergraduates, Magic Show, Sports festival between the students and the undergraduates, Quiz Competition, Documentary Film, Prize giving ceremony.
Organizing committee along with the students of the Department worked hard to make this year's event more memorable and worthwhile to those who participated. Special gratitude should go to Mrs Indunil Weerasinghe who once as an Electrical Engineering undergraduate for initiating this "We Are With You" program together with her friends in the Department.
102.Prof. Sisil Kumarawadu was awarded the HSBC JCI TOYP Award
The Ten Outstanding Young Persons of Sri Lanka (TOYP) Program
serves to formally recognize young people who excel in their chosen fields
and exemplify the best attributes of the world's young people. Junior Chamber
International, Sri Lanka, which was formed in 1954, hosts this award ceremony
to express appreciation and recognition of their potential for development
and their contributions towards the community.
101.Guru Upahara 2009
The Students from the Electrical Engineering Department organized a surprised event to celebrate the Teachers' Day on 5th September, 2009 at the EE seminar room. They marked this day to honor and show their gratitude to the EE academic staff members. This event of felicitation of lecturers was attended by Dean/Faculty of Engineering, Prof. Ananda Jayawardena, Head of the Department, Dr. JP Karunadasa and all the other lecturers in the Department. After the formalities of lighting the oil lamp, two speakers from Level 3 welcomed the distinguished guests and compered the event. All the lecturers were gifted the token of appreciation which was designed and made with involvement of Level 3 students. All the students worshiped all the lecturers to show the deepest gratitude.
Though the celebration of the Teacher's Day is a normal thing in the Schools, Such an event had never been held in the Faculty and the effort was praised a lot since these felicitations are somewhat rare in University community. Before completion of the event, Prof. Jayawardane and Dr. Karunadasa expressed thoughts of rejoice as we were so touched by the event. The event came to an end with vote of thanks and special refreshments were served at the end.
100.Resignation of Dr. Nishantha Nanayakkara
Dr. Nishantha Nanayakkara, Senior Lecturer, resigned from his post at the Department of Electrical Engineering with effect from 1st September 2009 to embark on an entrepreneur. We would like to put on record our appreciation for his long valuable service to the Department. We offer our best wishes to Dr. Nishantha Nanayakkara for a very successful career.
099.Promotion to Associate Professor
Dr. Sisil Kumarawadu has been promoted to the post of Associate Professor with effect from November, 2007 in the Department of Electrical Engineering. The Council of the University of Moratuwa decided to effect the promotion on the basis of merit promotion scheme according to the UGC circular No. 723 of 12/12/1997.
The Department like to congratulate Prof. Kumarawadu on his promotion to Professor grade and look forward to continuing of his services to the Department.
098.Promotion to Senior Lecturer
Dr. D. P. Chandima was promoted to the post of Senior Lecturer Grade II with effect from 2nd April, 2009 in the Department of Electrical Engineering by the Council of University of Moratuwa. Dr. D. P. Chandima returned to the Department on 2nd April, 2009 after having completed his postgraduate studies (MEng, PhD) at Saga University, Japan.
The Department like to congratulate Dr. Chandima on his promotion to Senior Lecturer Grade and wish him a long, happy and rewarding academic career.
097.New appointments to the Department
Dr. A. M. Harsha S. Abeykoon and Dr. K. T. M. U. Hemapala were appointed as Senior Lecturers with effect from 15th September, 2009 in the Department of Electrical Engineering by the Council of University of Moratuwa. Dr. Harsha and Dr. Hemapala served as Contract-Lecturers in the Department before they were appointed as permanent lecturers.
The Department likes to congratulate Dr. Harsha and Dr.Hemapala on their new appointments and wish them a long, happy and rewarding academic career.
096.Guest Lecture: Transmission Planning by Ms. MTAP Wickramarathna
A Guest Lecture on Transmission Planning was presented to
the EE students and the EE academic staff at the Electrical Engineering Seminar
Room on Wednesday 26th August 2009 by Ms. MTAP Wickramarathna (Engineer transmission
planning) of Ceylon Electricity Board commencing at 10 am.
The event was organized by the EESoc.
095. DICB Meeting of the Department of Electrical Engineering
The department of Electrical Engineering held its biannual Department-Industry Consultative Board (DICB) meeting on 20th August 2009 at the Global Tower Hotel.
The main objective of this event was to get the feedbacks from the industrial experts for the revised curriculum that is going to be introduced to the BSc undergraduate course from the 2009 intake. Members of DICB who represented the Electrical Engineering Industry made valuable comments and suggestions to the curriculum revision and highlighted upon facts that are important to be included into the final version of the curriculum. A long discussion was held to identify the shortcomings of the draft curriculum and possible corrective measures were proposed to further strengthen the revised curriculum. Participants from the industry expressed what they expect from Electrical Power Engineering graduates. Taking all the comments, suggestions and ideas made during the discussion into consideration, Department of Electrical Engineering would like to accommodate such fruitful suggestions in the final version of the curriculum. The EE department thanks all the participants for spending their valuable time to share their experiences in revising the curriculum and making the event a great success.
The industry of Electrical Engineering was represented at the meeting by Dr. Tilak Siyambalapitiya, Mr. Jayasiri Karunanayaka, Dr. Narendra De Silva, Mr. RHR Lolubandara, Mr. Rienzi Fernando, Mr. Bernard Perera, Mr. Upendra Weerasuriya, Mr. Volker Schmid and Mr. Anuruddha Tilakaratne. More photos.......
094. Welcome of new Level 2 students to the Department
A function to welcome the newly selected Level 2 students to the Department was held on 3rd Monday August 2009 at the Electrical Engineering Seminar Room. Head of the department, Dr. J. P. Karunadasa delivered the welcome speech welcoming all newly selected students to the Department. The vote of thanks was given by a Level 3 student. An EESOC committee L3 student member also spoke to the new L2 students highlighting the activities, events in which students can engage in during their stay with the Department apart from academic activities. This was followed by refreshments to staff and students.
093.Visit to LECO Meter Factory
The EE academic staff visited LECO meter factory at Bandaragama on 20th July, 2009. LECO senior officers including General Manager Dr. Susantha Perara welcomed the EE academic staff and introduced electricity meter assembling and testing facilities. The meter factory was recently established with the technical support of ANTE Meter co. ltd, China. The energy meters are mainly supplied to the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB). According to the GM, company's annual production capacity is about 300000 units.
092. Prof. Udaya Annakkage visits the Department
Prof. Udaya Annakkage, a Professor and the Head of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Manitoba visited the Department on 17th July 2009. His special interests are in Modeling, simulation and control of FACTS, HVDC converters, wind energy integration, Real time security analysis and control and Modeling and analysis of electricity markets. He did a presentation on "Power Systems Modeling and Simulations" and spoke to the students in the Electrical Department on postgraduate opportunities in the University of Manitoba.
091. Lecture on LearnOrg
Eng. Shantha Fernando of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering delivered an introductory lecture on LearnOrg (Learning Organizer) Learning Management System (LMS) for the academic staff of the Electrical Engineering Department at the seminar room of the Department on 24th June, 2009. The Department thank Eng. Shantha Fernando for spending his valuable time to make the academic staff members educate on a novel LMS that would pave the way for teachers and students to actively engage in teaching-learning activities.
090. Resumption of Duties
Senior Professor J R Lucas in the Department of Electrical Engineering resumed duties with effect from 23rd June, 2009 after vacation leave. Prof. J R Lucas left on vacation leave to Switzerland early April 2009.
089. Sudden demise of two senior lecturers of UOM
It is with profound sadness that the Electrical Engineering Departments announces the sudden demise of Dr. G. K. Watugala, Senior lecturer in the Dept. of Mechanical Eng. and Dr. P. Ramachandran, Head of Department, MOT. Electrical Engineering Dept. conveys its deepest condolence to kith and kin of the deceased
088. Staff Members of University of Moratuwa serve as panel of judges in “Innovator 2009” competition
Prof. Lanka Udawatta and Dr. Harsha Abeykoon of the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Moratuwa served as panel of judges in “Innovator 2009” competition which is open for all Sri Lankans. This program will be telecasted on every Tuesdays, starting from 23rd June, 2009 on Rupavahini channel at 9:30PM. Prof. Kapila Perera, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Dr. Rohan Munasinghe, Department of Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering were also in the panel
The Departmental meeting held on 10th June, 2009 made new appointments of the departmental coordinators. Following are the newly appointed coordinators of the Department
|Final year projects||Dr. Harsha Abeykoon|
|Dept news/Website/News bulletin||Dr. DP Chandima|
|Infrastructure Development||Mr. WD Prasad|
|Level 4 (Academic)||Dr. Udayanga Hemapala|
|Level 3 (Academic)||Mrs Upuli Jayathunga|
|Level 2 (Academic)||Mr. WD Prasad|
|Level 1 S2 & Term A2 (Academic)||Mr. A Paranetharan|
|Level 1 S1 & Term A1 (Academic)||Mrs LPJP Premarathne|
|Industrial training||Eng. J Karunanayake|
|Mentoring||Prof. L Udawatta|
|Field visits||Eng. Anura Wijayapala|
|Timetables/Instructors/Lab classes||Mrs. Upuli Jayathunga|
|Academic advisor (Level 1 S1 & Term A1)||Mrs. LPJP Premarathne|
|Academic advisor (Level 1 S2 & above||Prof. JR Lucas|
086.New appointments of laboratory in charges
The Departmental meeting held on 10th June, 2009 made new appointments of the laboratory in charges. Following are the newly appointed laboratory in charges of the Department.
Person in charge
|Power Systems||Eng. J Karunanayake|
|High Voltage||Eng. Anura Wijayapala|
|Electrical Machines and Power Electronics||Dr. DP Chandima|
|Electrical and Elementary measurements||Dr. Harsha Abeykoon|
|Wiring||Dr. Udayanga Hemapala|
|Computer||Prof. Lanka Udawatta|
The 3rd Departmental meeting was held at the Board room of the Electrical Engineering Department on 10th June, 2009. Head of the Department, Dr JP Karunadasa chaired the meeting and all the academic staff members were present at the meeting. They held fruitful discussions on matters related to the Department lengthily and came out with constructive proposals in regard with some departmental matters.
084.Resumption of Duties
Mrs. L P J P Premaratne resumed duties with effect from 2009/06/01 after availing leave from 2009/01/14 to 2009/05/31. She was at the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering & Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel Laboratory, University of Western Ontario, Canada during her leave from the University of Moratuwa.
Dr. K T M U Hemapala was appointed a Contract-Lecturer with
effect from 01st May,2009 in the Department of Electrical Engineering by the
Council of University of Moratuwa. Dr.Hemapala is a former student with First
Class Honor of this Department who has done PhD degree in Italy in 2009.
The Department like to welcome Dr.Hemapala and wish him a long, happy and rewarding academic career.
Engineer Jayasiri Karunanayake was appointed a Consultant with effect from 22nd April,2009 in the Department of Electrical Engineering by the Council of University of Moratuwa.
The Department like to welcome Eng.Karunanayake and wish him a long, happy and rewarding academic career.
081.Duty resumption after Study Leave
Dr. C D Pathirana resumed his duties at the Department of Electrical Engineering with effect from April 2nd,2009 after having completed his postgraduate studeis (MSc,PhD) at Saga University, Japan.
Dr. A M Harsha S Abeykoon was appointed a Contract-Lecturer with effect from
01/04/2009 in the Department of Electrical Engineering by the Council of University
of Moratuwa. Dr.Harsha is a former student of this Department who has completed
MSc & PhD degrees at Keio University, Japan in 2005 and 2008 respectively.
The Department like to welcome Dr.Harsha and wish him a long, happy and rewarding academic career.
079.Senior Professor J R Lucas goes on Vacation Leave to Switzerland
Senior Professor J R Lucas in the Department of Electrical Engineering left on vacation leave at the begining of April, 2009, to Switzerland. He is expected to retrun by end of June, 2009.
078.Promotion to Associate Professor
Dr. Lanka Udawatta was recently promoted to the post of Associate
Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering. The Council of the
University of Moratuwa decided to effect the promotion on the basis of merit
promotion scheme according to the UGC circular No. 723 of 12/12/1997.
The Department like to congratulate Prof. Udawatta on his promotion to Professor grade and look forward to continuing of his invaluable services to the Department for many more years to come.
Mr. W. D. Prasad was appointed a Probationary Lecturer with effect from 01/01/2009
in the Department of Electrical Engineering by the Council of University of
Moratuwa. Mr. Prasad graduated from the Department of Electrical Engineering,
University of Moratuwa with 2nd Class Honours Pass in 2005. He has also successfully
completed a research M.Phil in 2007 in the same Department.
The Department like to welcome Mr. Prasad and wish him a long, happy and rewarding academic career.
076.Visitors to the Department
Dr. Aruna Ranaweera (PE) Lead, Reliability Planning, Central Region Midwest ISO, USA (The Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator) visited the Department on 5th March 2009. He is a NERC Certified Reliability System Operator Specialised in Low Voltage Ride-Through (LVRT) analysis of wind turbine generators. Dr. Ranaweera was a Senior Lecturer in the Department prior to his immigration to the USA.
075.Resignation of Mr. Bernard Perera
Mr. Bernard Perera, Lecturer, resigned from his post at the Department of Electrical Engineering with effect from 15th January 2009 in order to take up an administrative post at the training facility of the Lanka Electricity Company (LECO) at Ja-Ela. We would like to put on record our appreciation for his very valuable service to the Department, staff and particularly to the students. We offer our best wishes to Mr. Bernard for a very happy time at the new location
074.Resignation of Dr. Lasantha Bernard Perera
Dr. Lasantha Bernard Perera, Senior Lecturer, resigned from his post at the Department of Electrical Engineering from November 2009 in order to migrate to Australia with his family. We would like to put on record our appreciation for his valuable service to the Department during his brief stay with us. We offer our best wishes to Dr. Lasantha Perera for a very happy future in Australia.