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Monday, 5 March, 2001, 15:16 GMT
Viagra for wounded Sri Lankans

The authorities in Sri Lanka are to prescribe the impotence drug Viagra to some injured soldiers, in an attempt to raise their morale.

The drug is being tested in the army's rehabilitation unit, initially on the victims of landmines.

Officials hope that the drug will help more than 1700 amputees both psychologically and physically.

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