The Residence of the Sri Lankan Ambassador to Russia opened its doors in the evening of November 7, 2018, for the first official reception hosted by H. E. Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka for Russian guests representing a number of Sri Lanka-Russia partnership areas. The presentation of the Ambassador's Credentials to President Vladimir Putin was the primary occasion of the event; however, the special choice of the date was symbolic.

On November 1, Ambassador Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka was among the high-ranking guests of a special presentation hosted by the Governor of Moscow Region. The presentation, organized under the auspices of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs for international diplomatic and business community, took place in the elegant neo-gothic MFA Guest House.

Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the Russian Federation, Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka paid a call on the Russian Foreign Ministry today (October 30th) to brief the officials of the 2nd Asia Department, responsible for South Asia and Iran, on the current developments in Sri Lanka based on the communications received from the Government of Sri Lanka.