Dambadeniya is an ancient city located in the North Western Province of Sri Lanka. It was once considered as the capital of Sri Lanka, where you will still see the remains of the rock fortress that served as the king’s operational hub in the mid-13th century. The closing stages of its time as a capital, marked an important point in Sri Lanka’s history, as it was due to the foreign invasion, which led the royals to transfer to the South west to protect the country in an efficient manner. What’s left of the rock fortress can be seen at Dambadeniya Pass. The Dambadeniya period is called the golden era of Sinhala literature.