Sinhala and Tamil New year

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The New Year dawns at 2.09pm tomorrow. The ‘Nonagathaya’ or the time to engage religious practices is from 7.45am to 8.33 pm. The auspicious time to light the hearth and to cook meals is at 2.42 pm.

The auspicious time to commence work, transactions and par-taking meals is at 3.54pm looking eastwards. It is suitable to dress red, and copper color clothes and engaged in traditions.

Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation has made arrangements to broadcast New Year celebrations island-wide under the theme “Hela Sirith Mathu Parapurata”. The Bank of Ceylon sponsors the program for the 29th time.

The live program will be broadcast from 1.30pm to 4.30pm tomorrow over Sinhala National Service and by linking all regional services.

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