He visited Kushinagar Pilgrim site on 24th September. The Uttar Pradesh Government made arrangements to receive the state Minister on arrival at the Gorakpur Airport, and he was received by Group Captain Rajath Thiyagi, Sub Divisional Magistrate of Gorakpur at the Gorakpur Airport. In Kushinagar, he was received by Sub Divisional Magistrate of Kushinagar, Jayaprakash Shukla and was accorded a Police guard of honour.
In Kushinagar, State Minister Senanayake had discussions with Ven H. Assaji Thero, Chief Monk of the Sri Lanka- Japan Buddhist Center on the maintenance of the monuments and the temple, and on the facilities provided to the Buddhist pilgrims. The state Minister of Foreign Affairs also paid homepage to the sacred sites in Kushinagar.