Manila: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena lauded on Saturday the anti-drug campaign of the Philippines President, saying the world needs to respect the Rodrigo Duterte government’s war on drugs.Also Read - Planning to Travel Abroad? Here's The List of 10 Countries That Offer Easy E-Visas To Indians

During a visit to the main headquarters of the Philippines National Police (PNP), Sirisena said that he admired the Duterte administration’s “bold commitment to address the drug menace”, Xinhua news agency reported. Also Read - Sri Lanka Truck Driver Dies After Waiting For 5 Days in Queue at Fuel Station

The Sri Lankan government would focus on the distribution hub of international drug trafficking in the country which had been a perennial problem in the area for years, a statement issued by the PNP quoted Sirisena as saying. Also Read - Former Sri Lanka Cricketer Roshan Mahanama Serves Bun, Tea To People Waiting At Fuel Station Amid Economic Crisis, See Pics

Sirisena, who arrived in Manila on January 15 for a five-day state visit, returned to Sri Lanka on Saturday.