There is an ongoing debate about a „megalithic culture” in Europe. Did it originate from Palestine or from France? Did those peoples along the European coastlines once erecting menhires and dolmen also share other cultural elements, such as seafaring traditions or religious beliefs or hierarchical social structures?
One example is known from Sri Lanka, too. It is called Gall Massa, located in the village Padavigampola a few kilometres north-west of Rambukkana. Local traditions have it that Sri Lanka's aboriginal inhabitants were not human, but demons called Yakkhas. Only giants like Yakkhas, of course, are believed to have been able to carry and lift such enormous blocks.
However, Sri Lanka’s Dolmen has nevertheless been integrated in Sri Lanka’s Buddhist tradition: Sinhalese also call it Maliyadeva Guharamaya. The hermit Maliyadeva is believed to have been the abode of the last human being on the island who was an Arahant (someone who was able to reach Nirwana before the arrival of the next Buddha).