Paramadharmawardhanarama Buddhist Temple first came into being in 1929 in the picturesque Boralesgamuwa as a result of the relentless determination and commitment of the inhabitants of Raththanapitiya and Egodawatta townships. The fact it's tranquil environs with an increased calming effect on whoever sees it, endorses the sacred and serene beauty of the land of whose documented history runs back more than six hundred years. During the time of King Parakramabahu - the sixth, of Kotte, the armoury and other warring equipment together with the soldiers to fight the war in Jaffna had come from this area. Thus, its name back then had been "Bala-Res-Gama" colloquially coined term, meaning "The Power Base". After the war, King Parakramabahu the sixth of Kotte became the last glorious victor uniting Sri Lanka, to enter the annals of history.
In light of the contributions made by its people, the king built Buddhist shrines and pagodas (stupas) to propagate Buddhism and developed paddy cultivation and agriculture to reach self sufficiency. Paramawardhanarama temple was also created during these important historical times to mark the sacred land of a great victory. It is situated amidst many other Buddhist shrines, dagobas, sites of historical interests and scenic beauty. For instance in one direction there is the Pepiliyana Sunethradevi Rajamaha viharaya together with its training school for novice monks. In another direction there is the famous Pillawa Bo Tree of historic value, The Bellanvila Rajamaha Viharaya (Great temple of Bellanvila), widely stretching scenic Pillawa paddy fields and the exotic Aththidiya Bird Sanctuary, well known for its rare and endemic bird species. Then in another direction there is the Embillawatte Paramadhamma Nivesa Pirivena (Training school for novice Buddhist monks). To say that the Paramadharmawardanarama Temple is remarkably situated amidst all these places of interest is, no exaggeration.