The painting depicts a time freeze that took place in 1815 when the British signed a treaty with the Kandyan Kingdom relinquishing them of control and power over the region. As a British soldier brought down the Sri Lankan flag and hoisted the Union Jack, Wariyapola Sri Sumangala is seen setting things right again. The creator has skillfully brought out the emotion behind the act of the hero and the onlooking British soldiers. Anger and pride go head-to-head in this beautiful portrait that is rich in color and detail. The canvas is filled with the subjects, leaving little space for obscurity of any part of the painting.