On January 14, 2019 Ambassador of Sri Lanka in Russia, H.E. Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka paid a courtesy call to his Syrian counterpart, H.E. Dr. Riad Haddad. The Syrian Ambassador graduated from the Lenin Military Political Academy in Moscow, received a degree of Doctor in Political Science and served as Head of the Political Directorate of the Syrian Armed Forces before he assumed his duties as Head of the Syrian Mission in Russia.

On January 11, 2019 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Sri Lanka to the Russian Federation, H.E. Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka had a meeting with his Uzbekistan counterpart, H.E. Asadov Botirzhon Zakirovich, at the invitation of the Embassy of the Republic of Uzbekistan in Moscow. Ambassador Jayatilleka is concurrently accredited to the Republic of Uzbekistan.

The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Moscow commenced its work in the New Year 2019 on January 8, after the Russian Christmas—New Year holidays. The inaugural New Year’s ceremony in the Mission started with the singing of the National anthem of Sri Lanka, followed by two minutes of silence in commemoration of those, who sacrificed their lives for the Motherland. Ambassador Dayan Jayatilleka read the Oath of the Public Servant together with the staff members of the Mission.