The Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission said yesterday it was prepared to position its monitors at check points dividing government and LTTE territory, at the upcoming presidential elections, if such a request was put forward by the government.
Such a move will ensure less harassment for voters who enter government territory from rebel controlled areas to cast their vote.
SLMM spokeswoman Helga Olafsdottir said the role of the monitors at the elections would be considered only as a `minor` role as it involved maintaining peace on the border.
The SLMM played a similar role at the last general elections when the monitors were stationed at similar check points to ensure the smooth movement of civilians.
The police and army will also be at full strength at the borders to ensure LTTE members do not use the opportunity to enter government-held areas with weapons.
President Chandrika Kumaratunga speaking at the UN General Assembly in New York over the weekend called on the international community to pressurize the LTTE to desist from making any moves that might disrupt the polls.