It is up to 8:33 pm and first take meals and leave all the work and follow the religious rituals.
Next auspicious time - Preparation first meal
The next 'Neketha' or the auspicious time in the 2019 Sinhala and Tamil New Year will be to prepare the first meal of the New Year.
Preparing meals for the New Year should begin at 02.42 pm today (14), clad in red and yellow adorned in copper mixed jewellery attire and facing the East. Astrology states that a jaggery mixed milk rice and kithul mixed aggala and sweetmeats should be prepared this year.