- Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena shared his admiration about President Rodrigo Duterte’s anti-narcotics campaign
- Pres. Sirisiena said that it is an example to the whole world
- He also shared that the drug war is personal to him
Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena said that he admires the flagship project of President Rodrigo Duterte, the war on drug campaign. KAMI learned that the anti-drug campaign is also personal to Pres. Sirisena.
“Excellency, the war against crime and drug carried out by you is an example to the whole world, and personally to me. Drug menace is rampant in my country and I feel that we should follow your footsteps to control this hazard,” Pres. Sirisena shared during the banquet in Malacañang on Wednesday as reported by ABS-CBN News.
In a report by CNN Philippines, Pres. Duterte said that he is hopeful that Philippines could be partners with Sri Lanka in terms of addressing the trafficking illegal drug.
On the other hand, it was reported by The Guardian that there were 5,000 killed due to the drug war as of July 2016 to November 2018.
As previously reported by KAMI, according to the result of Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey, around 80% are satisfied with the anti-narcotics campaign by the Duterte administration.
Pres. Sirisena is currently in a historic five-day state visit in the Philippines. He will visit the Asian Development Bank in Mandaluyong, and the International Rice Research Institute in Los Baños.
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