On December 21, 2018, H. E. Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka met with His Excellency Li Hui, the Ambassador of China to the Russian Federation, at the Chinese embassy in Moscow.

On December 19, 2018 Ambassador Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka and Madame Sanja Jayatilleka went to the Bolshoi Theatre at the invitation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which customarily hosts Ambassadors and their wives for an annual festive seasonal reception at the Bolshoi. This year it was for the ballet performance of Don Quixote.

On 19 December 2018, The Peoples' Friendship University of Russia (RUDN) hosted the traditional Asian Cultural Week, attracting hundreds of Asian students, including those of Sri Lanka, at the University premises.