Deputy Foreign Minister Vishwa Warnapala said last night the hostage takers had not contacted the Sri Lankan government and made any demands. Prof. Warnapala said the embassies in Qatar, Kuwait and Lebanon had been active in trying to gain information on the whereabouts of Lankan truck driver Dinesh Rajaratnam.
On Thursday, Sri Lanka's Qatar Ambassador A.L.M. Yoosuf appeared on the Doha based Al Jazeera television to appeal for the immediate release of the Lankan hostage.
M.I.M. Muhseen, Ambassador in Lebanon, met religious leaders and A.R. Munsoor, Ambassador in Kuwait, have also appealed to the alleged abductors -- the Ansarul Sunnah militant group -- via Arab TV stations in Kuwait.
"We don't even know where he is being held hostage, and this is one of the main problems in securing his release," an official of the Foreign Ministry said. He assured that the Foreign Ministry was doing everything possible to free the captive.