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Summary of Election Results
CandidateVotes%
J.R. Jayawardene (UNP)UNP3,450,81153.57
H.S.R.B. Kobbekaduwa (SLFP)SLFP2,548,43839.56
Rohana Wijeweera (JVP)JVP273,4394.24
G.G. Ponnambalam (ACTC)173,9342.70
Colvin R. de Silva (LSSP)57,5320.89
Vasudeva Nanayakkara (NSSP)17,0060.26
Total Polled6,522,147
Rejected80,470
Total Valid6,441,677
Total Registered6,441,677

Elections were held to the presidency of Sri Lanka on September 17, 1982.

Electoral participation was 81.06%.The elections were marred by widespread vote rigging and intimidation. The main opposition candidate, Hector Kobbekaduwa, as well as the leader of the Communist Party, Pieter Keuneman, had their votes cast for them by impersonators.

source - wikipedia
1982 - Presidential Election Resutls (Location Wise)

Colombo District Total
Kotte | Colombo North | Colombo Central | Borella | Colombo East | Colombo West | Dehiwala | Ratmalana | Kolonnawa | Kaduwela | Avissawella | Homagama | Maharagama | Kesbewa | Moratuwa | Postal Votes

Gampaha District Total
Wattala | Negombo | Katana | Mirigama | Divulapitiya | Minuwangoda | Attanagalla | Gampaha | Ja Ela | Mahara | Dompe | Biyagama | Kelaniya | Postal Votes

Kalutara District Total
Panadura | Bandaragama | Horana | Bulathsinhala | Matugama | Kalutara | Beruwala | Agalawatta | Postal Votes

Kandy District Total
Udunuwara | Yatinuwara | Mahanuwara | Teldeniya | Kundasale | Senkadagala | Gampola | Nawalapitiya | Harispattuwa | Galagedara | Hewaheta | Udu-Dumbara | Patha-Dumbara | Postal Votes

Matale District Total
Dambulla | Laggala | Matale | Rattota | Postal Votes

Nuwara Eliya District Total
Maskeliya | Haguranketa | Walapane | Kotmale | Postal Votes

Galle District Total
Balapitiya | Ambalangoda | Karandeniya | Bentara | Hiniduma | Baddegama | Ratgama | Galle | Akmeemana | Habaraduwa | Postal Votes

Matara District Total
Deniyaya | Hakmana | Akuressa | Kamburupitiya | Devinuwara | Matara | Weligama | Postal Votes

Hambantota District Total
Mulkirigala | Beliatta | Tangalle | Tissa | Postal Votes

Jaffna District Total
Kayts | Vaddukoddai | Kankesanthurai | Manipay | Kopay | Udupiddy | Point Pedro | Chavakachcheri | Nallur | Jaffna | Killinochchi | Postal Votes

Vanni District Total
Mannar | Vavuniya | Mullativu | Postal Votes

Batticaloa District Total
Kalkudah | Padirippu | Batticaloa | Postal Votes

Digamadulla District Total
Ampara | Samanturai | Kalmunai | Potuvil | Postal Votes

Trincomalee District Total
Seruwawila | Trincomalee | Muttur | Postal Votes

Kurunegala District Total
Galgamuwa | Nikaweratiya | Yapahuwa | Hiriyala | Wariyapola | Panduwasnuwara | Bingiriya | Katugampola | Kuliyapitiya | Dambadeniya | Polgahawela | Kurunegala | Mawathagama | Dodangaslanda | Postal Votes

Puttalam District Total
Puttalam | Anamaduwa | Chilaw | Nattandiya | Wennappuwa | Postal Votes

Anuradhapura District Total
Mihintale | Kalawewa | Anuradhapura East | Medawachchiya | Horowpathana | Kekirawa | Anuradhapura West | Postal Votes

Polonnaruwa District Total
Minneriya | Medirigiriya | Polonnaruwa | Postal Votes

Badulla District Total
Mahiyanganaya | Wiyaluwa | Passara | Badulla | Hali-Ela | Uva Paranagama | Welimada | Bandarawela | Haputale | Postal Votes

Monaragala District Total
Bibile | Moneragala | Wellawaya | Postal Votes

Ratnapura District Total
Eheliyagoda | Ratnapura | Pelmadulla | Balangoda | Rakwana | Nivithigala | Kalawana | Kolonna | Postal Votes

Kegalle District Total
Dedigama | Galigamuwa | Kegalle | Rambukkana | Mawanella | Aranayake | Yatiyantota | Ruwanwella | Deraniyagala | Postal Votes