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Terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka

How to apply for compensation if you were a victim of the terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka on 21 April 2019

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Applications can be made to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA), under the Victims of Overseas Terrorism Compensation Scheme 2012, by those victims injured, or the families of those killed, in the attack.

If you have been directly affected by this incident you can find out more about the Scheme and how to apply on GOV.UK. Alternatively, you can call the CICA helpline on 0300 003 3601.

You do not need a paid representative, such as a solicitor or claims management company, to apply for compensation. Free independent advice may be available from the Victim and Witness Information website or other charitable organisations. You can find out more about this within our Guide to applying to the Scheme on GOV.UK.

Published 23 April 2019