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Buddhist militaries, both accused of crimes, meet to pray

The head of Myanmar’s navy paid a trip Kandy last month, where he met with a senior Sri Lankan military commander and visited the Temple of the Tooth.

Admiral Tin Aung San, Commander-in-Chief of Myanmar’s Navy led a delegation to meet Major General T J Nanayakkara, before both parties visited the “inner chamber for veneration,” according to an official military website.

A Reuters investigation earlier this year revealed how a joint operation by Myanmar’s airforce, army and navy launched a campaign that would drive hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims from their homes, in alleged crimes that have been described by many as a genocide of Rohingya Muslims.

The United Nations have called for criminal investigations into crimes against humanity for several senior Myanmar military figures including the Joint Chief of Staff of the Army, Navy, and Air Force General Mya Tun Oo.

Sri Lanka’s Major General T J Nanayakkara has previously  held several senior positions with the army stationed across the North-East, including the 56 Division GOC, 54 Division GOC, Brigadier General Staff at Security Force Headquarters in Mullaittivu and Commander of Area Headquarters in Mannar.









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