‘Example to the world': Sri Lanka president plans to copy Duterte's war on drugs

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President Maithripala Sirisena praises Philippines over policy that has led to thousands of extrajudicial killings

Sri Lanka’s president has praised his Philippines counterpart Rodrigo Duterte’s brutal war on drugs, which has taken thousands of lives, calling it an “example to the world”.

In a speech during a visit to the Philippines this week, Maithripala Sirisena said he intended to replicate Duterte’s ruthless approach to tackling illegal drug use.

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