Casey Quackenbush, writing for TIME:
“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.