Eight more Sri Lankan Tamils landed at Mandapam as refugees. They are from two families, including two men, two women, two boys and two girls, sources said.
Ramanathapuram SP P Thangadurai on Sunday, after enquiring said both the families shelled out Rs 1 lakh to a fibre boatman.
They were dropped near Arichalmunai around 3 am, on August 19, the SP said.
Authorities were aware of their arrival on Saturday, but they were rescued on Sunday due to rough seas.