The Sinhala and Tamil New Year dawns today and most of the traditional auspicious times are scheduled for this evening.
Folklore researcher Mahinda Kumara Dalupotha stated that the New Year observances commence with the Sun entering the asterism of Aries.
The New Year will dawn at 7:20pm today while the Punya Kalaya is scheduled from 12:56pm to 1:44am tomorrow.
The auspicious time for preparing meals is at 7:42pm today.
Starting work, engaging in the first transactions of the New Year and partaking in meals is scheduled for 10:28pm tonight.