Sri Lanka Will Start Hanging Its Drug Dealers to 'Replicate the Success of Philippines'

 Casey Quackenbush, writing for TIME:

Sri Lanka’s president says the South Asian nation will start hanging drug offenders, hoping to “replicate the success” of the Philippines’ bloody war on drugs, the Guardian reports.

“From now on, we will hang drug offenders without commuting their death sentences,” Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena told his cabinet, according to his spokesman Rajitha Senaratne, adding that he “was ready to sign the death warrants” of repeat drug offenders.

“We were told that the Philippines has been successful in deploying the army and dealing with this problem. We will try to replicate their success,” Senaratne said.

Duterte is rubbing off on the government in a predominantly Buddhist country now.