Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka)
A TALENTED ARTIST
It was interesting to hear that Mevan Pieris, once a cricketer of fame for S. Thomas, Mt Lavinia and country is a talented artist too. A man of many talents who probably bowled many a maiden over in more ways than one in his youth! In addition to his own paintings in water colours of flowers, wildlife etc he has also spent considerable time in restoring and reproducing paintings of famous scientists. Mevan is also a most interesting conversationalist and full of fun. His son Nilanka followed his father's footsteps in cricket and captained S. Thomas' College Mt Lavinia some years ago. He writes well and may well take up the paintbrush too in retirement.