The Punya Kalaya of the Sinhala and Tamil New Year commenced at 1.24 this afternoon.
The time period will conclude at 2.12AM tomorrow.
According to the astrology, it is advised to engage in religious activities during this time period.
Our correspondents stated that people are engaged in religious activities at religious sites across the island.
The dawn of New Year will commence at the auspicious time of 7.48 PM today.