Yatala Dageba is believed to be built by regional king Mahanaga in the 3rd century BC on the grounds which his queen delivered a son. This stupa has been identified as Mani Chethiya and Yattalaya in various historical documents.
It is not known what was enshrined in this stupa but a large number of relic caskets has been discovered in the stupa.
The stupa is located between Debaraweva and Akurugoda on the Hambanthota - Kataragama Road.
Primary Source : "Sri Lankave Purana Stupa"
See also other sites in the area
February 17, 2007