The parliamentary committee on high posts has approved the posting, which has also received approval of Russia.
When contacted, Jayatilake confirmed his appointment.
He said that when the parliamentary committee on high posts summoned him for an interview, the UNP and the UPFA supported him, while the JVP and the TNA opposed.
It is ridiculous for the JVP’s Bimal Ratnayake to say at the meeting that being anti-government, he would work against the government if posted to Russia, Jayatilake said.
Also, another objection regarding a complaint against him former foreign ministry supervising MP Sajin Vaas Gunawardena has been inquired into, he said, adding that he has been acquitted from the charge.