Paduwasnuwara is one of the four centers of Wayamaba Cultural quadrangle of the Central Cultural Fund. The history of the city runs back to 12th Century A.D. When the Indian invaders captured the temple of the tooth relic from the Yapahuwa Kingdom and took it to India it was King Parakramabahu that fought for it and brought it back to Sri Lanka. The King decided to set up his temporary Kingdom in Panduwasnuwara which was around the 12th century. The Panduwasnuwara site is surrounded by ruins and buildings that covers over 20 hectares.