The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) says it will not accept United National Party (UNP) members who have a bad track record.
SLPP member Wimal Weerawansa said that some UNP members have expressed the interest to support SLPP Presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Presidential election.
However, Weerawansa said that since there are debatable issues over some UNP MPs the SLPP will not continue talks with those MPs.
Weerawansa said that the SLPP will continue talks with UNP MPs with a clean record and look to obtain their support at the election.
The SLPP is also in talks with the Sri Lanka Freedom Party and other political parties.
The SLPP is preparing to stage its first major election rally on October 6 in Anuradhapura.