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Duterte says MS follows his example of ’killing bastards’

20 February 2019 11:34 am - 13     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte yesterday said President Maithripala Sirisena has vowed to emulate his approach to curbing the drug menace by "killing bastards."

Sirisena was in the Philippines last month for a state visit during which he lauded Duterte's war on drugs.
The campaign, however, has received local and international condemnation for the unexplained killings of thousands of drug suspects.

"I knew the most basic sorrow and agony of the people is drugs. And we are not buffeted on both sides, we get a double whammy. The cartel of Mexico is expanding and the greed for money, easy money, dirty money, increases their appetite every day," Duterte said in a speech in Davao City.

"If you look at the Philippines, your left side, your left hand is the west, your right hand is the east. On the western side, we have the golden triangle, also a well known drug cartel in Asia and doing now business in the East Asian countries, prompting even the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka say, 'I will follow Duterte. I will kill the bastards,'" he added.

Last year, Sirisena announced plans to deploy the military to tackle drugs, saying that the Philippines has been “successful” with that approach.

"It's good that he has a good, shining example," said Duterte.

It is the police, however, that is at the forefront of the Philippines' drug war, along with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency and the National Bureau of Investigation.

Apart from tapping the military, Sirisena had also said they will hang drug offenders without commuting their death sentences. (BAP, GMA News)


  Comments - 13

  • email Wednesday, 20 February 2019 01:28 PM

    MS promised to bring gallows to drug dealers within 2 months, so by end of March we can see is it really happen

    Janaka from Matara Wednesday, 20 February 2019 01:46 PM

    The country should rejoice now that our president received a job performance certificate from Duterte.

    Sas Wednesday, 20 February 2019 07:13 PM

    Let's see if he does things.

    gagana Wednesday, 20 February 2019 01:50 PM

    what Duterte does not know is that Sirisena would never do what he says that he will do.

    Ronnie Bugger Wednesday, 20 February 2019 02:56 PM

    World Bodies are condemning the Sri Lankan President for his stand on drug lords, but these same loud mouths are mum with Rodrigue Duterte, why, because he did not give a shit but did what he set out to do. Mr. President, just do what you are bragging about.

    ANTON Wednesday, 20 February 2019 03:19 PM


    Sr Wickrema Wednesday, 20 February 2019 04:17 PM

    What Duterte does not know is his counterpart in Sri Lanka is just an armchair General.

    BuffaloaCitizen Wednesday, 20 February 2019 04:54 PM

    Bastards recognize each other.... to SL we know the 52 day bastard who wrecked the economy by doing something only bastards do.

    Banda Wednesday, 20 February 2019 05:11 PM

    Even Before he met you, Duterte, our President tried unconstitutionally to bring in the guys who could have done so. But failed and then visited you for more tips.

    Jayanath Wednesday, 20 February 2019 06:04 PM

    I salute duterert. Yes do what need to be done. Let the human right suckers who always have hidden agenda go to hell!

    Sisili Bibili Wednesday, 20 February 2019 07:47 PM

    My3 came wearing Modi's jacket. Now tricks with Duterte's principles. Irony is he didn't practically followed any of those two's ways. Only a show-off with crafty words. A real spin-doctor.

    Mr. Wonderful Wednesday, 20 February 2019 10:26 PM

    Sira is more worried about bad cashew nuts on Sri Lankan Airlines than doing anything to eradicate drugs from the country.

    Rr Friday, 22 February 2019 02:47 PM

    M3, is just a Sri Lankan village guy, he talks and forgets after a few minutes by having a piece of drug!

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