The LTTE has informed the government through the Norwegian peace brokers that it intends to reopen political offices, which were shut down during a surge in violence late last year.
The LTTE`s intention was conveyed during a meeting with Norwegian ambassador Hans Brattskar and Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission chief Hagrup Haukland on Thursday.
Subsequently, the government was informed that the LTTE planned to re-open this week its offices, some of which had been shut for more than three months.
The cease-fire agreement allows the Tigers to set up offices for political work, just as much as it permits travel of unarmed LTTE cadres in government-held areas to engage in political activities.
However, the security forces have on more than one occasion found arms and ammunition stored in these `offices,` and suspected that the buildings were being used as safe-havens for the Tigers` to engage in violence.