Dambadeniya is a ruined ancient city situated in the North Western Province (Wayamba), Sri Lanka on the Kurunegala - Negomboroad. It served as the capital of Sri Lanka in the mid 13th century.
Much of Dambadeniya still lies buried on a huge fortified rock. Dambadeniya is situated about 31 km from Kurunegala, the modern day capital of the North Western Province. It is believed that the Dambadeniya period was the 'Golden Era' of Sinhalese Literature of which books such as 'Dambadeni Kathikawatha', 'Visuddhi Marga Sannaya' and 'Kavi Silumina' have been written.