Sri Lanka's Terrorism Investigation Department (TID) has sought information regarding all babies born from May 25th to 30th in Kilinochchi district from the Northern Provincial Council health department.
The reason for the enquiries remains unknown however local residents have expressed concern and fear over the reports.
"Why does the TID want to know about babies," one mother who had recently given birth said, speaking anonymously.
Asked by journalists about the TID enquiries, the secretary to the NPC health ministry, S Thiruvarangkan said, "they asked us to hand over specific details [but] we do not permission to disclose that."
"We have informed the central health ministry about this. If we are authorised to disclose the information by them then we will."