The Vavuniya police arrested two girls believed to be members of an extortion ring on Saturday, police sources said yesterday.
The two suspects, aged 25 and 23 were residents of Vanuniya and they had earlier operated in Colombo and its suburbs, police said.
Police nabbed one of the two girls when she attempted to extort Rs. 50,000 from a businessman in the Nelumkulama area. The two girls had earlier phoned the businessman and told him to be at a place, with the money, the businessman told police.
Police, on information recieved from the 25-year-old girl, arrested her partner, on the same day, sources said.
One of girls had earlier worked in several houses in Colombo as a housemaid, sources added.