On January 23, 2019 Ambassador Jayatilleka commenced his visits to Academicians having met with Professor Alexander Lukin, Doctor in History and Head of Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs/ School of International Affairs at the Higher School of Economics, Moscow. Dr. Lukin is an expert on China and in 2009 he was one of 60 Russians awarded by President Hu Jintao a medal for the "Outstanding Contribution to the Development of Sino-Russian Relations."

On January 22, 2019 Deputy Minister of Defense Colonel General Alexander Fomin held a meeting with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka to the Russian Federation Doctor Dayan Jayatilleka.

On January 22, 2019 Ambassador Jayatilleka paid a courtesy call on his Philippine counterpart, H.E. Carlos D Sorreta, a veteran diplomat, who was the Deputy Permanent Representative at the Philippine Mission to the United Nations in New York and Deputy Chief of Mission at the Philippine Embassy in Washington DC.
The Ambassadors discussed the recent 5-day state visit of the President of Sri Lanka Maithripala Sirisena to Philippines, during which the two leaders signed five agreements, including pacts on agriculture, education, cooperation and military exchanges.