This led to senior officials from various law enforcement agencies visiting the area and investigating what they suspect as an ‘illegal foreign entry’.
Sources said the duo which attacked the group advised the revenue inspector not to issue Sri Lankan Refugee Identity Cards for them.
They reportedly started from Mannar fishing harbour on Thursday morning and arrived illegally at Arichal Munai at Dhanushkodi in two boats in the late hours of Thursday.
As Sri Lanka reels under its worst economic crisis, 19 more Lankan Tamils, six of them children, arrived in Dhanushkodi in two batches on Sunday.
Investigation revealed that they were Sri Lankan Tamils and have illegally entered the nation without proper documents seeking refuge.
More than 350 beat teams have been deployed for round-the-clock surveillance
Sixteen Lankan Tamils, including nine children, entered the country in two groups through Dhanushkodi on Tuesday, seeking refuge due to the economic crisis in the island nation.
The refugees on Tuesday said they were hit by loss of jobs and steep hike in prices of essential commodities because of the economic crisis in Sri Lanka.
The gift hampers will have 20 essential items including raw rice, jaggery, cashew, resins etc. and will be disbursed to the beneficiaries ahead of Pongal festival.
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe made the comments during a visit to Australia in which he discussed with his Australian counterpart Malcolm Turnbull co-operation on combating people smuggling.