Colombo : Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Saturday granted an amnesty to 762 convicts to mark Vesak, also known as ‘Buddha Jayanti’, being celebrated by the Buddhist majority nation amid tight security arrangements in the wake of Easter Sunday bombings.

The Sri Lankan government has restricted the five-day national Vesak festival celebrations to just two days citing the prevailing security situation in the country following the massive Easter Sunday bombings.